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School board to vote on gay harassment rule Thursday
Posted: Sep 08, 2008 18:50:09

A politically charged vote on a controversial set of anti-harassment rules is now officially on the Board of Education meeting agenda for Thursday, just days before the Nov. 7 General Election.

The rules will be taken up at the board's regularly scheduled meeting on Kauai.

The proposed changes would prohibit harassment against students based on race and other classifications, including "sexual orientation."

Those in favor of the change said the sexual orientation language is needed to protect gay and lesbian students who are frequent targets of harassment by other students and by school staff.

Opponents said the board shouldn't single out gays and lesbians for special protection and the ...

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