Joined on July 30, 2023
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Loudoun Education Association is the local union for Loudoun County Public Schools Employees. When educators speak up, we harness the power of collective action for our students and schools.
Question: How many of your employees or volunteers are members of the LGBTQ+ community?
Answer: Not known.
Question: Are your leadership, human resources, employees, or volunteers provided or required to utilize LGBTQ-specific training or educational content each year?
Answer: It is recommended, but not required.
Question: How often do you believe your leadership, human resources, employees, or volunteers utilize LGBTQ-specific training or educational content each year?
Answer: Multiple times per year.
Question: Do you feel that your policies and procedures cover LGBTQ-specific needs for all of your employees, staff, and volunteers?
Answer: We have policies written specifically for the protection of LGBTQ+ individuals.
Question: Do you feel that your policies and procedures cover LGBTQ-specific needs for your those who rely on your service?
Answer: We have used references from LGBTQ+ organizations to build our policies and procedures.
Question: How well do you feel that you and your staff are doing at creating an accepting and affirming presence for the LGBTQ+ community?
Answer: Our staff and space are generally friendly, non-hostile, and open to all people, but nothing LGBTQ+ specific.
Question: What type of non-profit organization do you represent? Briefly describe your mission.
Answer: LEA Mission: The Loudoun Education Association is the public school employees’ union advocating for high-quality public schools. Our members unite with students, families, and the community to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.
Question: Do you have any LGBTQ+ board members? Include any information, if possible, about how they represent LGBTQ+ issues in your organization.
Answer: Yes, we have a Minority and Social Justice Caucus to determine needed advocacy and action of our educator members and their school communities.
Question: Do you supply any training materials to individuals in your organization, or outside of your organization? If so, what do those materials entail?
Answer: Various materials provided by Virginia Education Assocation and National Education Assocaition.
Question: How do you make your organization a safe and affirming place for LGBTQ+ people to be?
Answer: We follow all policies of VEA, NEA, LCPS, and basic decorum in our meetings and events.
Question: How can Equality Loudoun best support your organization?
Question: How can your organization best support Equality Loudoun?
Question: In your fundraising activities, do you solicit funds from non-affirming organizations? If so, which organizations?
Answer: We do not.
Question: Are there other Non-Profit organizations that you recommend as allies?