High Point HS Board of Ed To Revisit Policy on Transgender Students Tonight

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Photo: Sarah the Web Girl

The High Point Regional High School Board of Education will be revisiting a proposed policy on transgender students tonight in a virtual meeting. According to the New Jersey Herald, the policy proposal is a modified version of the one that failed to pass in February.

At that time the proposed policy would have incorporated guidelines from the state Department of Education and would have required transgender students in public schools be allowed to dress, take part in school activities and sports, and use a chosen first name in accordance with their stated gender identity, regardless of whether they've legally changed their name or parental permission has been given.

Tonight's meeting will address changes to the proposed policy which reportedly include an acknowledgment of parental rights and if there is a dispute school officials will seek guidance from the board attorney. But, the proposed policy does still state that the “school district shall accept a student’s asserted gender identity; parental consent is not required.”

The public can view and participate in the board meeting on High Point's YouTube channel.

Read the New Jersey Herald story here.

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