Safe Schools Campaign


05/5/15 Update. San Joaquin Pride Center issues press release on Safe Schools For LGBT Youth. Click here to read it. 

The San Joaquin Pride Center's Youth Stakeholder Committee needs your help. We are seeking students and parents from each school district in San Joaquin County to present our petition calling for the increased funding of anti-bullying programs that specifically address LGBT issues in our schools.  If you are willing to join our movement, please contact our Pride Center at (209) 466-7572. Thank you!

You can also print a letter version of the language and send it directly to your school district by clicking here to download a Word version of the document. Note: With District's engaging in budget discussions now. Here's a schedule of meetings where your voice can be heard. 


 Click here for phone and email info for each district. 


 Safe Schools Petition


On behalf of San Joaquin County’s LGBT youth,

  • We urge you to strengthen our District’s support for our LGBTQ youth by increasing current funding for anti-bullying programs via the Local Control Funding Formula.
  • We call on you to ensure that these prevention and support programs specifically address the challenges our LGBTQ youth face in regards to bullying.
  • Finally, we also ask that you maintain compliance with AB9 audits and that you provide the San Joaquin Pride Center with the name and contact for each school’s administrator appointed to handle LGBT bullying complaints or an LGBTQ liaison that can work with our local LGBT community and make sure our LGBTQ youth are receiving the support they need.


We strongly feel that these reasonable measures can easily be funded through LCAP under the State Priority of School Climate or by adopting a local priority.

For the full text of the petition as it will be presented to the school districts, click here

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We are fortunate to have the San Joaquin Pride Center as a proactive advocate for LGBT youth in our area. I urge all district administrators to keep schools safe for all our children by adopting effective anti-bullying curriculum and procedures. Highlight the importance of this issue by appointing a designated anti-bullying coordinator and providing them with specific training on LGBT issues.
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