The Providence School Board has passed a new policy that aims to strengthen the district's support of its transgender and gender-expansive students.
The policy provides guidelines on restroom usage, physical education classes and intramural sports teams while also establishing a Transgender and Gender Expansive Student Point Team for further support.
School Board member Robert Gondola, who sponsored the initiative, says the policy further underscores the district's commitment to providing an inclusive learning community to all students.
Under the policy, transgender and gender-expansive students are free to select the restroom of their choosing and have the option for private bathrooms and separate changing areas. Gender identity and expression will now also be considered when selecting the physical education and sports programs that students participate in.