GENDA Implementation in Schools

Senate: S369
Assembly: A840

This bill requires schools to adopt policies and procedures that ensure that schools and their employees treat students consistently with their gender identities or expressions, including by correctly using students’ names and pronouns; ensuring that students can participate in single-sex activities and use the single-sex spaces most consistent with their gender identities; and making sure that students’ records accurately reflect their gender.

Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary (TGNCNB) students are routinely misgendered and denied equal opportunities in educational settings.  While some 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 adherence to existing policies can be inconsistent. Affirming schools empower TGNCNB students and help their academic performance and social integration.