Policy to protect transgender students debated in Washington Senate

February 20, 2019 | The Spokesman-Review

Making public schools more inclusive and safer for transgender students would no longer be optional in Washington if legislators pass a bill heard Monday.

School districts would be required to develop a policy to conform to state law that addresses the challenges transgender students face.

Transgender students are more likely to face depression, and many students are forced to seek out resources on their own, said Dr. Jill Davidson, of the Washington State Association of School Psychologists.

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