State Laws and Legislation

Rhode Island School Laws

Protects transgender students? Not Explicitly
No provision of Rhode Island state law explicitly addresses gender identity-based violence or other similar issues under the safe schools law. However, Rhode Island has anti-bullying, intimidation and harassment provisions which generally apply to all students. 16-21-26 R.I. CODE R. § 2 (2003)

Protects gay and lesbian students? Not Explicitly/ Provisionally
No provision of Rhode Island state law explicitly addresses sexual orientation-based violence or other similar issues under the safe schools law. However, Rhode Island has anti-bullying, intimidation and harassment provisions which generally apply to all students. 16-21-26 R.I. CODE R. § 2 (2003)

The policy of the State Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education states that no student shall be excluded from, discriminated against or harassed in any educational program, activity or facility on account of actual or perceived sexual orientation. Memo Issued by Peter McWalters, Commissioner of the State Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education, May 30, 1997.  
 

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Last Updated: 9/3/2010 

Updated: Thu, September 02, 2010 - 11:00:00