- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - A Laramie school district is considering a policy to extend discrimination protections to transgender and non-gender conforming students.

The Laramie Boomerang reports (https://bit.ly/1MzL04y) Albany County School District No. 1 officials say the proposed policy is meant to ensure that students and staff feel safe at school.

The school board’s existing bylaws prohibit discrimination based on protected federal categories, including race, religion and disability. But guidelines surrounding transgender and non-gender conforming students aren’t included.

The proposed policy focuses on confidentiality, which would prevent the district from releasing information about a student’s transgender status to third parties. It also suggests schools work closely with students and families to create an appropriate plan for privacy.

The policy passed its first reading at a board meeting Aug. 12, launching a 45-day public comment period.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, https://www.laramieboomerang.com


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