New Policies for LGBT Students Ignored by Most Idaho Schools
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The majority of public schools in Idaho have not adopted new policies on gender identity and gender expression protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
Only a handful of public school boards have rejected the proposed guidelines — submitted for the first time this year by the Idaho School Board Association — but many more have not even considered the issue. The association submits policy suggestions to school districts four times a year. In July, schools received proposals for the first time on specific gender identity and sexual orientation situations.
Out of 115 public school districts, only the Teton School District in eastern Idaho has included the new sweeping sexual orientation and gender identity protections against discrimination that apply to education opportunities, school sponsored activities and specific situations involving bathrooms and overnight trips.