Vancouver School Board is developing a policy on how to work with
transgender students — dealing with things such as use of washrooms,
sex-segregated activities — with a vote planned May 20.
The draft policy outlined by associate superintendent Maureen
Ciarniello aims to prevent bullying, ensure homophobic and trans-phobic
complaints are dealt with, to protect those to identify themselves as
LGBTQ, and to eliminate any barriers for the demographic.
Among the recommendations are that each elementary and secondary
school have at least one person to be a contact for LGBTQ students,
staff and their families.
All high schools should also have their own queer alliance clubs.