|11-30-16 Education in the News|
The Ledger--Hackensack board delays transgender policy discussion
HACKENSACK — The Board of Education postponed discussing regulations on how to handle transgender students due to consideration of a policy from a civil rights organization.
The first reading of a policy for transgender students was tabled Tuesday night pending "further investigation." Board President Jason Nunnermacker said the postponement was due to the board's learning of a policy from Garden State Equality, a civil rights organization for the LGBT community.
"We’re going through the three different policies," said Nunnermacker. "We are considering them and seeing what’s in the best interest of our students."
The board hopes to use the policies from Garden State Equality, Strauss Esmay, a company that specializes in creating school policies, and the New Jersey School Boards Association to create the district's own policy. Once the policy is drafted, there are two votes required to approve the rules.
The city school district is one of more than 15 in North Jersey identified by a Record investigation that do not have a policy that details transgender students' rights.
Rodrigo Torrejon , Staff Writer, @rod_torrejon 5:12 a.m. EST November 30, 2016
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