State Laws and Legislation

New Jersey School Laws

Protects transgender students? Yes
New Jersey expressly prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in public schools. School districts are required to adopt harassment and bullying prevention policies. Notice of the school district's policy shall appear in any publication of the school district that contains the comprehensive rules, procedures and standards of conduct for schools in the district, and in any student handbook. N.J. Stat. 18A:37-13 through 17.

Protects gay and lesbian students? Yes
New Jersey expressly prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in public schools. School districts are required to adopt harassment and bullying prevention policies. Notice of the school district's policy shall appear in any publication of the school district that contains the comprehensive rules, procedures and standards of conduct for schools in the district, and in any student handbook. N.J. Stat. 18A:37-13 through 17.

 


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Updated: Tue, April 01, 2008 - 11:00:33