This bill relates to schools adopting policies and procedures that ensure that schools and their employees treat students consistent with their gender identities or expressions.
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary (TGNCNB) students are routinely misgendered and denied equal opportunities in educational settings. While some, but very few, large New York school districts have policies to ensure equal participation for all young people without regard to gender identity and expression, many school districts do not. Even within large school districts, where there are existing policies, adherence is often shoddy and inconsistent. Affirming schools empower TGNCNB students and help their academic performance and social integration.
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