Today is a huge day for Transgender youth in FWISD. I am very proud to share with you several months of hard work that has finally come to fruition. Superintendent Scribner announced the following at last night's board meeting:
"Today I signed the FWISD Transgender Guidelines. These guidelines are in alignment with our existing and comprehensive policy on protection of discrimination FFA Local, and provide more specificity as to how we ensure that all students are protected from bullying and discrimination..."
It is the job of our administration to ensure that all students receive equal access to a well rounded and safe school environment. Fort Worth ISD has included the Transgender community in our non-discrimination policy (FFH Local) for over five years now. These guidelines simply provide clarification to staff in regard to that policy. Some will make this a political issue, but as far as I am concerned there is no room for politics in discussions about student safety. Kudos to FWISD senior staff for their courage to take a stand for the young people of our school district.