Raise Your Own Rainbow Flag

Supporting Innovative Approaches to Education 

Did You Know? 

In California, we celebrate Harvey Milk Day on May 22 each year. Harvey Milk Day was designated as a day of special significance in California public schools, approved by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2009.

Our Why

The research is clear: when students feel safe, supported and included in school, their learning increases, their engagement increases, and more graduate from high school who are college and career ready.  At the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, we want all of our students to feel safe, supported and included.  

Teaching & celebrating LGBTQ+ history, raising the rainbow flag and celebrating Harvey Milk's birthday in May is one way to make LGBTQ+ students feel safe and visible in the curriculum. 

Spring CUE 2022



Spring CUE 22: Raising Your Own Rainbow Flag in May

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Resolution #22-08 Proclaiming May 2-6, 2022 For Flying the Rainbow Flag and Honoring Harvey Milk Day.pdf

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We continue to build our cadre of educators interested in talking and sharing about Teaching & Celebrating LGBTQ+ History. If you would like to be on our list, then just add your name to this form.

Where Can I Turn for Help?

Are you Raising the Rainbow Flag and have some questions or would like some support?  We would love to hear from you! Use the contact information below.

For more information, please feel free to contact:
Stephanie SumarnaEdTech & Innovation Coachssumarna@santacruzcoe.org