I strongly support this proposition to support and protect transgender students. Research suggests that inclusive school policies for LGBT youth is associated with less truancy for ALL youth and higher grades for transgender youth (Day et al., 2019). Research also suggests that transgender students in schools with supportive policies feel greater belonging to their school communities (Kosciw et al., 2018). This proposition will benefit ALL students.
Day, J. K., Ioverno, S., & Russell, S. T. (2019). Safe and supportive schools for LGBT youth: Addressing educational inequities through inclusive policies and practices. Journal of school psychology, 74, 29-43.
Kosciw, et al. “The 2017 National School Climate Survey: The experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth in our nation’s schools.” 2018. GLSEN.