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To Whom It May Concern:

I am outraged at the recent events re: the GSA club (Gay Straight Alliance) at Marshall High School, a high school in the Rochester City School District. I am further outraged that the district does not appear to be doing anything to correct the situation. The sequence of events that has lead to the Marshall GSA being taken away is a symptom of a much larger, world wide problem. As a concerned citizen of the world I request the following:

-That the GSA club be reinstated at Marshall High School immediately. The principal, Joseph Munno, gave away one of his social work positions because the woman in that position ran the GSA club. He could not justify transferring her while that position was still in tact. Without her there the GSA club is without an advisor. Mr. Munno repeatedly harassed this woman and the members of the GSA club.

-The social work position needs to be reinstated. Mr. Munno is breaking special education law by having all of the students (over 90) who have counseling as part of their IEP (individualized education program) assigned to only 1 (one) full time worker. There is no way that these children will receive the social work services they are entitled to. Mr. Munno is willing to jeopardize the educational rights of many students to get rid of the GSA club.

-The Rochester City School District needs to ensure the rights of its LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer) students and staff. There are laws that require this. The district itself has policies that ensure equal treatment of LGBTQ students and staff. Teacher contracts state that staff will not be discriminated against based on sexual orientation, among other things. These laws, policies and contracts must be enforced.

-The Rochester City School District must offer GLSEN approved training for its stall and administrators so that situations like this no longer occur.

-The Rochester City School District should make a public effort to encourage GSA clubs in ALL of its high schools.

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  • 11 December 2015200. Nicole Baker
    I support this petition
  • 08 December 2015199. Bret E
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  • 16 October 2015198. Graham B
    I am bisexual and am extremely offended by the situation. Given my experiences in the past, i do not doubt that a select group of my GLBT peers may have handled this in an overly confrontational way, it can only be expected when so much of our society bac
  • 19 August 2015197. Deborah L
    В Address Bristol, NY
  • 25 July 2015196. Patti H
    Personal growth is what education is all about, how can you take away any tool that will teach our youth to embrace diversity? Your district is not doing its job. How can you possibly justify giving the services of a counselor away?
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    Discrimination has NO place in a public school. Address Bronx, New York
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  • 02 May 2015188. Kathleen D
    As an alumnus of the Rochester School District, I am saddened to hear about this situation. I hope the School District and Board will act soon to allow GSA clubs in all schools that have a need for them.
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  • 09 April 2015184. Liz D
    Equal rights is meant for everyone. Do not allow one to speak for the many. Keep Equality alive in Rochester
  • 30 March 2015183. Amie A
    Children and adolescents should be able to be free from harassment based on sexual orientation, especially from the high school principal. Mr. Munno should be proud of himself; he's completely disgraced his profession.
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    please protect & respect all our children!

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