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BOE Member Frank Addresses Transgender Accommodation Efforts in Schools

June 10th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Board of Education was asked this week to develop a clear policy to meet the needs of trans and nonbinary students. Evan West, a parent of a child who  he said is both on the autism spectrum and transgender, told the board that when his daughter attended public schools she faced severe challenges.  Jacqie McKenzie, organizer of Cumberland Pride and  co-organizer of Western Maryland United also addressed the board- noting that  that neighboring counties have already updated their policies. Board member Deb Frank acknowledged that it is an issue that has largely been ignored by the school system…