Madison school to receive award for supporting LGBTQ community

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MADISON, Wois. (WMTV) - Shorewood Hills Elementary School will be the third Madison school to receive an award for welcoming LGBTQ students, the school district announced Wednesday.

The ‘National Seal of Excellence for Welcoming Schools’ award to given to schools that meet standards for demonstrating support for LGBTQ students and their families.

To earn the award, Shorewood Hills submitted evidence that it had created policies regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression; hosting family nights; inclusion of diverse books; and other resources.

“When children and adults embrace our diversity – diversity in gender identity and expression, diversity in race and culture, diversity in our hearts and our minds – we see ourselves as a community,” Shorewood Hills principal Anu Ebbe said in a statement.