School district to hire sexual-orientation coordinator

By Chad Klassen
October 3, 2016 - 4:52pm Updated: October 3, 2016 - 5:46pm

KAMLOOPS — School District 73 is on the verge of hiring a district sexual-orientation and gender-identity coordinator.

Superintendent Alison Sidow says the posting closes this week and will be filled shortly. The part-time coordinator will be responsible for bringing about more awareness and helping make LGBTQ students feel more safe at school.

It comes comes after the B.C. government announced last month that schools will be required to include specific protections for gay, lesbian and transgender students in their anti-bullying policies.

The position will be partially funded by the Arc Foundation, a non-profit group in Vancouver that helps to improve the lives of those margalized for their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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