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We are thrilled to have expanded guidance for our students, families, and staff to ensure our transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

This guidance provides:

  • The rationale for inclusive policies and practices to support transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive students
  • Detailed information on protective Federal, State, and District laws and policies
  • Educational resources to build knowledge and inclusive language around gender identity
  • Best practice guidelines to support students' school-based gender transitions including: gender support planning, confidentiality, name/pronoun changes, and restroom/changing spaces.
  • Inclusive classroom and school wide practices that affirm students of all gender identities.

Contact:

Email Sherie Hohs (shohs@madison.k12.wi.us) for more information about this booklet.

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Spanish translated materials will be available starting in August. Please reach out to Sherie Hohs with any questions. / Los materiales traducidos al español estarán disponibles a partir del mes de agosto. Por favor comuníquense con Sherie Hohs si tienen preguntas.

"We have incredible transgender students, staff and families throughout our district... We are dedicated to creating inclusive and welcoming learning communities... We will not waiver in our commitment to inclusive practices in our schools."
Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham

75%
of LGBTQ+ students felt supported by their peers when taught with a LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum. Those students also heard less anti-LGBTQ+ remarks, had increased feelings of safety in school, and missed school less often.

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