Portland Public Schools To Factor In Gender Identity, Race Into School Discipline

  • School staff at Portland Public Schools (PPS) will now be required to consider a disruptive student’s race, gender identity and sexual orientation before disciplining them.
  • A new collective bargaining agreement between Portland Public Schools and its teachers includes a change in policy regarding disciplinary actions.
  • “The new policy reads, ‘the superintendent or designee shall review disciplinary disparities apparent by race, gender, LGBTQ, plus ID, special education status or other relevant categories with individual building leaders at least annually and plan with them building level responses aimed at reducing disparities,'” FOX News host Emily Compango said.