Highline Public Schools Board, Washington State (USA)

The Highline Public Schools Board voted to adopt a policy with regard to transgender students, joining at least half a dozen others in Washington, including Aberdeen and Sequim, that have adopted formal policies on accommodating transgender students in the past year alone.

In 2011, the state legislature required districts to adopt these rules, in part to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) students. But several districts approached experts at the Washington State School Directors Association, asking for more specific guidance on how to handle issues with transgender students.

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