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The Leon School District updates its LGBTQ guide for the 2nd time in 12 months


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  The Leon School District updates its LGBTQ guide for the second time in 12 months

                                                   WFSU NEWS

WFSU - By Casey Chapter
Published January 29, 2023 at 4:17 PM EST

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The Leon County School Board recently approved updates to its LGBTQ Inclusive Guide. The guide is meant for school personnel and offers a policy on how to accommodate LGBTQ students.

The newest changes include revisions that bring the district’s policies in line with a parental rights law passed last year.

The guide now specifies that a student’s gender identity or sexual orientation must be shared with parents. It also removed wording that said the right to privacy extends to students at school and updated the district’s bathroom policy.

Under the newest iteration of the guide, bathroom use is determined by a student’s biological sex at birth, with accommodations for single-stall and sex-neutral bathroom use.

“We’re in the business of protecting every kid. What this guide did is it recognized that we’re in the interest of protecting every kid, but some need extra protection,” said Leon school board member Rosanne Wood.
Under the guide, students will only be allowed to compete in sports teams consistent with their biological sex at birth. The guide passed unanimously.


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