Monday, October 08, 2018

New Guidelines For Trans Student.

With the new law and a new governor New Jersey creates guideline for trans students like Connecticut has .
Editorial: New guidelines bring clarity to transgender student policies
North Jersey Editorial Board, North Jersey Record
October 7, 2018

Late last month New Jersey took a bold step forward on basic civil rights for all students, becoming the 11th state in the union to issue clear guidelines and policies on transgender students. According to the new rules issued by the state Department of Education, schools must accept a student’s stated gender identity, but don’t have to notify parents about the student’s gender decision.

The move is especially helpful in New Jersey in light of somewhat confusing and sometimes conflicting laws and resolutions that have come forth at the local, state and federal levels.
The new law, say officials, is intended to promote a safe and successful learning environment for transgender students, and to provide educators with a much-needed road map on how to navigate through policies that protect students and their privacy and at the time meet the letter of the law.
In Connecticut there are actually two sets of guidelines one from the CT Department of Education and one from the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the CHRO guideline was done right after (in government terms,  it took a year to finally get it published) the passage of the law in 2011.

I am at my brother’s and sister-in-law’s place for the next couple of days so my blog has been pre-written for the next couple of days.

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