APS discusses transgender guidelines

Wednesday evening, The Albuquerque Public Schools school board discussed a rough draft of possible guidelines for managing issues involving transgender students enrolled in the district. 
APS says right now, there are 12 transgender students in the district of nearly 90,000. 
APS Policy Analyst Carrie Menapace proposed initial guidelines. Those guidelines were based off insight from the district’s Transgender Task Force, as well as research on decisions made in other associations. 
The guidelines include requiring a court order to change a student’s name in school records, and a birth certificate to change the student’s gender in school records. 
They also suggest providing an alternative, gender-neutral bathroom and locker room for students. 
APS says the guidelines are a work in progress. 



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