DPS Statement Supporting Transgender Students

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Statement released Feb. 23 by Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg, following President Trump’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students allowing them to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity:

“Denver Public Schools will always welcome, support and protect our diverse student body. Supporting the whole child includes making sure all of our students feel safe and respected at school, regardless of their gender identity. DPS will continue our policies and practices of support and equity for all students regardless of their gender identity, as well as immigration status, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, creed or sexual orientation.”

District policy and Colorado state law support the rights of transgender students to be free from bullying, discrimination and harassment. DPS accommodates students based on the gender with which they identify. See District Policy AC – Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity – to learn more.