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Transgender Policy

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students Support Guidelines
These Guidelines set out protocols for schools to address the needs and concerns of transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming students. These Guidelines cannot anticipate every situation that might occur with respect to students who are transgender, non-binary or
gender nonconforming. Consequently, the needs of each student must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. These Guidelines take a gender-affirming approach. The goal is to create an environment in which all students are able to identify and express their gender and achieve
healthy development including social, emotional, and academic success. This approach includes schools affirming students’ gender identities and being flexible during gender transition processes.
Student Administrative Support Team: A group that receives information on a confidential 2 need-to-know basis and is convened to coordinate the appropriate supports for transgender and gender nonconforming students. The team should consist of the school principal or Support Coordinator, the student, individuals the student identifies as trusted adults, and individuals the principal and student determine may have a legitimate interest in the safety and healthy development of the student. The members may include, but are not limited to, the parent/guardian, school counselor, school social worker, assistant principal, a teacher, and/or school nurse. If the student requests a support plan and one is created in collaboration with the team and the student, the support plan shall be kept in the student’s confidential health folder and may be shared only with staff members who have a legitimate health, safety, or educational interest in the information. It is not required for parents to participate on a Student Administrative Support Team. 
Support Coordinator: An individual, appointed by the principal or principal’s designee, on the Student Administrative Support Team. The Support Coordinator is responsible for convening Student Administrative Support Team meetings. If a plan is requested by the student or the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s), the Support Coordinator is responsible for development of and/or revisions to the student’s Gender Support Plan.