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To: Keith McBurnett and Casey Burkhart
We need a GSA at Burnet High School
Allow us to start a GSA at Burnet High School, and treat our GSA as you would any other club.
Why is this important?
My daughter and many other students have been excluded and made to feel shame for her sexual orientation at Burnet CISD.
A Genders & Sexualities Alliance club, or GSA, would provide a much-needed safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and work to create positive change on campus.
Under the Federal Equal Access Act (http://www.gsanetwork.org/federal-equal-access-act), any school that receives government funding and has at least one other non-curricular club is legally required to also allow a GSA. Legally, public schools with other clubs must let students start a GSA -- and must treat the GSA like any other student club! Schools can't make up rules that only apply to the GSA and nobody else.
GSAs have been proven to make schools safer for all students. Allow us to start a GSA so that ALL students can succeed.