|SB 5689 - DIGEST|
Requires the Washington state school directors' association to collaborate with the office of the superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) to develop and update a model policy and procedure that prohibits harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and a model policy and procedure for transgender students.
Requires each school district to: (1) Adopt or amend if necessary a policy and procedure that prohibits the harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student, and a transgender student policy and procedure; and
(2) Designate one person in the school district as the primary contact regarding the bullying policy and procedure, and one person as the primary contact for the transgender student policy and procedure.
Requires the OSPI to: (1) Develop a statewide training class for the primary contact in each school district;
(2) Develop online training material available to school staff based on the model transgender student policy and procedure; and
(3) In collaboration with the department of health and the department of social and health services, review and align the questions in the healthy youth survey with the model transgender student policy and procedure.