ACLU of West Virginia in Partnership with Fairness WV Launch WV Bully-Free
UPDATE: 12/14/2011 West Virginia's Board of Education voted to include bullying protections for students based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This is the first time in West Virginia that a statewide policy includes such provisions. With this passage we are one step closer to both safe schools and equality. Thanks to all those who've spoke up and showed your support!
Because we believe all children are entitled to be themselves while attending school in a safe and supportive learning environment, ACLU of West Virginia in partnership with Fairness WV officially launched WV Bully Free, a campaign for safe schools.
WV Bully-Free is a statewide anti-bullying campaign which takes a stand against bullying by documenting stories of harassment based on perceived sexual orientation and gender identity in order to raise awareness.
The campaign encourages individuals to add their voices to the conversation and take an active role in ending bullying. We encourage you to listen to their stories and pledge to make West Virginia schools safe for all students.
For more information on the campaign, learn the facts.
*Note the campaign website is maintained independently of the ACLU of WV's webpage.