The Richmond School District has voted to adopt the province’s “SOGI 123” program.
Trustees voted six-to-one at a meeting Wednesday night.
SOGI 123 was developed for B.C. teachers through a collaboration between the Ministry of Education, the BC Teachers’ Federation, UBC’s Faculty of Education, and multiple LGBTQ organizations.
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The goal of the program is to create schools where students of all sexual orientations and gender identities feel welcome and safe, including those who identify as LGBTQ+.
There have been some protests held in Richmond over the program, including on Wednesday night.
Nearly all other school districts in B.C. have SOGI in their curriculum with Richmond being one of the last to adopt the policy.