High school; transgender students

Post submitted by Paul Guequierre, HRC Deputy Communications Director

The Shorewood, Wisconsin School District has enacted a new policy, in hopes of making a friendlier learning environment for transgender students.  Shorewood, a suburb of Milwaukee, becomes the first school district in Milwaukee County to enact such a policy. 

According to Milwaukee’s CBS 58, the policy enacts a new set of rules for the district allowing transgender students to use a gender neutral bathroom, or the bathroom of a student’s self-identified gender.  The district will also allow students to use locker rooms of the gender they identify with. Students who identify as transgender can also use the gender-neutral coaches locker room.

Just blocks from Shorewood High School are the Milwaukee City limits.  Let’s hope the much larger Milwaukee Public School System follows Shorewood’s lead and enacts fair and equal policies for transgender students.

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