Who We Are
The Queer and Trans Advisory Council (QTAC) consists of LGBTQ+ middle and high school student leaders from across SFUSD. QTAC advises and informs how SFSUD, community-based organizations, and policymakers ensure that their services, curriculum, and procedures meet the needs of SFUSD LGBTQ+ students.
QTAC member duties include:
- advising SFUSD LGBTQ Student Services
- attending regular meetings
- outreaching to LGBTQ+ and allied students
- learning more about district and city services
How to Join QTAC
Calling all middle & high school students interested in advocating for the needs of LGBTQ+ students in SFUSD and to community stakeholders.
- November 1st, 2023
- January 31, 2024
- May 1st, 2024
All Meetings will be held from 5:00-6:30pm
Seeking two high school LGBTQ+ sophomores or juniors interested in sitting on SFUSD's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
You can find more details about what LCAP is and how it will shape the decisions the district makes for the next three years here.
Students can apply to both QTAC and LCAP on the same Google Form here.
The initial attempt at launching a district advisory group consisting of LGBTQ+ student leaders can be traced back to SFUSD board policy No 912-8a3 (2010) adopted by the board in 2010:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That in the service of effecting a healthier learning environment for our LGBTQ students, the Board of Education of the San Francisco Unified School District requests that the Superintendent of Schools create an LGBTQ sub-committee of the Student Advisory Council;
The current QTAC was developed organically, starting in 2014, as a result of the successful partnership between Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) student leaders at John O'Connell High School and LGBTQ Student Services staff in planning and coordinating the annual GSA Day (now called Youth Pride!). As more schools participated in GSA Day, LGBTQ+ student leaders from across multiple schools expressed interest in helping to plan the event.
At the end of the 2018-2019 school year, the student leaders on the GSA Day planning committee requested to have a broader impact beyond event planning with an added focus on systems/services change in support of all LGBTQ+ students. These student leaders voted to rebrand the group as the Queer Trans Advisory Council starting the 2019 fall semester.
This page was last updated on October 17, 2023