A few weeks ago, out in Wisconsin, the Mount Horeb Area School District announced that the Primary School now had a transgender student and so classes would be reading I Am Jazz, a children’s book based on the real life experiences of teenage trans superstar Jazz Jennings.
And Jazz Jennings applauded the school administrators:
“Growing up transgender can be a challenging experience, and we need our parents, schools, and friends to stand by us so we can breathe easily. We want the same thing — to be who we are and feel safe and supported in this world.”
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The event sent a very clear message as to where the community stood. And so, this week, the Mount Horeb School Board unanimously passed a series of new measures to accommodate transgender students throughout the district; the measures include access to restrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity.
Though a few parents objected during the meeting’s open comment period, their concerns did not resonate with the board.
“Let the word go forth here and now that this board will stand united and we will not be intimidated and we will teach tolerance and will be accepting to everyone.” — Board member Peter Strube
The march goes on … one school, one mind, at a time.