Wyoming School District Drafts Policies To Address Needs Of Transgender Students

Aided by community members and faculty, a school district in Laramie County, Wyoming, has drafted two policies meant to address the needs of transgender students.

From LGBTQ Nation:

Both proposals say the district should be barred from disclosing confidential information related to a student’s gender identity. They also say students should be addressed by their preferred name and should generally be able to participate in physical education and sports, according to their gender identity. Both versions also suggest transgender students who wish to have more privacy should be provided with accommodations, like a private restroom or separate changing area.

One version also includes a section on resources for transgender or transitioning students. It recommends that school counseling services be sensitive to gender issues and supportive of students.

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