Since President Donald Trump rolled back a federal law that allowed transgender students to use restrooms matching their gender identity, school districts across the country and Four-State area are reacting.
Montgomery County Public Schools and Board of Education released a statement reaffirming their “commitment to providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students.”
They’re encouraging families to visit their website, which features Guidelines Regarding Student Gender Identity Matters.
“They’ve really come under fire recently. It’s important that they feel comfortable and safe in school and free of harassment and ridicule,” said Michael Durso, President of MCPS’s Board of Education.
MCPS established their guidelines prior to President Obama’s memos over the past two years on transgender student rights.