State Laws and Legislation

Tennessee School Laws

Protects transgender students? Not Explicitly
No provision of Tennessee state law explicitly addresses gender identity-based violence or other similar issues under the safe schools law. However, Tennessee state law requires school districts to adopt policies that prohibit bullying; though, there are no categories of protections required for these policies. TENN. CODE ANN. § 49-6-1016

Protects gay and lesbian students? Not Explicitly
No provision of Tennessee state law explicitly addresses sexual orientation-based violence or other similar issues under the safe schools law. However, Tennessee state law requires school districts to adopt policies that prohibit bullying; though, there are no categories of protections required for these policies. TENN. CODE ANN. § 49-6-1016


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Last Updated: 9/3/2010  

Updated: Thu, September 02, 2010 - 11:00:53