State Laws and Legislation

New York School Laws

Protects transgender students? No
No provision of New York law explicitly addresses gender identity-based violence in schools. New York has a general school safety provision that provides for a "comprehensive district-wide safety plan" to include "policies and procedures for responding to implied or direct threats of violence by students, teachers, other school personnel as well as visitors to the school," which may include a zero-tolerance policy for school violence. NY CLS Educ § 2801-a (2002).

Protects gay and lesbian students? No
No provision of New York law explicitly addresses sexual orientation-based violence in schools. New York has a general school safety provision that provides for a "comprehensive district-wide safety plan" to include "policies and procedures for responding to implied or direct threats of violence by students, teachers, other school personnel as well as visitors to the school," which may include a zero-tolerance policy for school violence. NY CLS Educ § 2801-a (2002).


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Updated: Sun, August 29, 2004 - 11:00:51