Albuquerque Public Schools Support Trans* Students

In response to the U.S. Department of Education’s historic guidance seeking to guarantee the equal treatment of transgender students in public and federally-funded schools, Albuquerque Public Schools are implementing a “Gender Support Plan” that allows transgender students to use restroom facilities that correspond with their gender identity.

KOB4 reports that, “Albuquerque Public Schools leaders are trying to figure out how to implement new federal law requiring public districts to accommodate transgender students.

APS opened up a discussion on transgender policy to the public on Wednesday. APS is crafting a plan for implementing a new federal law that requires public school districts to allow transgender students to identify openly and use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

The directive requires public districts to accommodate students who are gender non-conforming or transgender by calling students their preferred gender pronoun, and allowing those students to use preferred facilities.

Adoption of policy to accommodate transgender students is required by federal law, a specific structure for that policy will have to be in place before the school year begins.”