full support of equal rights for students
The issues addressed by the proposed policies are not questions of 'special treatment' or 'preference', as some opposing comments on this forum state. What is at stake in these policies is a basic issue of human rights: the right of students to access public education without having to sacrifice their identity, or their safety.
In considering this policy, it is also important to think of what not passing this legislation means. The alternative to ratifying this document is not a neutral stance, it is an active choice to discriminate against and marginalize students on the basis of gender.
The importance of this policy extends beyond its direct effect on the inclusion and well-being of transgender students. Public schools are where most kids learn the social skills, values, and practices that come to define and shape their adult selves. Passing this policy would be a meaningful step towards developing learning environments that model acceptance, allyship, and compassion, not just for trans students but for all members of the community.
For these reasons, as well as those that have been listed by other contributors, I am in full support of this legislation.