Juneau School Board to take up non-discrimination policies in near future

    The Juneau School Board will take up a non-discrimination policy in the near future involving transgender and non-conforming gender use of school facilities.

    Posted Monday, May 2nd, 2016 10:20am by Colt Dylan

    The Juneau School Board will take up a non-discrimination policy in the near future involving transgender and  non-conforming gender use of school facilities.

    Superintendent Mark Miller was asked about that on Action Line Friday, "First of all we tried to deal with it on a case by case basis trying not to make broad sweeps of the rules but the courts have been very clear that if someone who is genetically a male identifies clearly as female and wants to use the female facilities they have the right to do that. We try to honour everybody's privacy and views on that and handle it in a discrete way. The School Board Association is working with all the schools in Alaska on a policy that tries to treat everybody with dignitiy and respect but still honour the law of the land. Our goal at least is to get all of our new policies in place by the October board meeting so that we don't have to have new board members in a new board grapple  with implementing new policies."

    Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller commenting on Action Line last week.

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