Reminder: Transgender students topic of Feb. 4 training
Roseburg attorney Dan Clark is scheduled to lead training on Thursday, Feb. 4, for school districts seeking tools and advice for successfully integrating transgender students into school settings.
The training session is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 4 in Rooms 203 and 204 at the Danny Lang Teaching, Learning and Event Center (Building 16) at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg. The gathering is sponsored by Douglas Education Service District.
According to Douglas ESD Superintendent Michael Lasher, larger school districts in Oregon have been working successfully with transgender students and their families for the past 10 years.
“The law requires that we accommodate the needs of these students as we would any child,” Lasher said. “In talking with other districts, we’ve learned that other children are generally accepting of their peers that are transgender, it’s the adults that are most uncomfortable.
“This seminar will present schools with tools and strategies that will make transgender children feel included and navigate the concerns of others.”
Dan Clark has lived and practiced law in Douglas County since 1981 He advises and counsels business owners and employers. His practice also includes estate planning, probate, commercial lending, employment law, and school law.
School and district staff may sign up at sign up at: http://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0022-0005-2CABA0769EFD4859BD13C96E10673E9E