Teacher in FULL Support
I am a middle school teacher and I am in FULL support of these guidelines. Over the past few years, I have had multiple students who identify as transgender or nonbinary, or who are beginning to explore their gender identity. Overall, their peers have been understanding and supportive. The kids get it--it's about time policy caught up! Having these guidelines will be great to help shift unintentionally discriminatory wordings (such as concert dress codes) as well as build a future that is inclusive of our non-binary students (such as designing new buildings with plans for single-use bathrooms). It will also help educate teachers who are not as aware or informed about how to navigate having a non-binary student. Our goal should always be to create a safe and welcoming environment for ALL of our students, and this is a huge step in the right direction.