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Support for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students

Administrative Procedures

Oak Park and River Forest High School is committed to ensuring a safe, affirming, and healthy school environment where every child can learn. Board Policy 7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities protects students from discrimination for any reason, including gender identity.

The Administrative Procedures detailed in the tabs below describe the protocols specific to addressing the needs of transgender students, gender nonconforming students, and students questioning their gender. These procedures are rooted in the district’s values, including allocating resources in equitable ways, and providing academic and social supports for all students.

These procedures apply to all school activities, school-provided transportation, and school-sponsored events regardless of where they occur.

Beyond the Binary Student Support Group 

Definitions of Gender-Related Terms

Additional Resources:

Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Board Policy 7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities

Common Questions and Concerns (from Gender Spectrum) 

Gender Spectrum (nonprofit with a wealth of resources)

GLSEN (nonprofit with a wealth of resources, including curriculum and lesson plans)

Resources from Welcoming Schools (a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation)

Supporting Gender Diversity Toolkit (from Chicago Public Schools)