Providence Schools pass a policy to support transgender students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Last night the Providence School Board passed a district-wide policy to support transgender and gender expansive students.

Under the new policy, transgender and gender expansive students can choose to use any restroom or changing area they’d like, including private restrooms and separate changing areas.

Gender identity and expression may also be considered when selecting the physical education and intramural sports programs students participate in.

The policy also creates a Transgender and Gender Expansive Student Point Team to provide additional resources and support.

That team will be made up of specially trained teachers, school administrators, parent advocates, social workers, counselors and health and physical education staff.

 

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