A statement from the state superintendent assures that Washington schools will treat transgender students “consistent with the student’s gender identity.” Washington state law continues to protect transgender students from discrimination in school, in spite of a recent change in federal guidance on the matter.

Read the full press release from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

District policies also prohibit discrimination, as well as bullying, harassment and intimidation. Behavior that infringes on the rights of any student will be dealt with appropriately according to district policy.

At Vancouver Public Schools, we work hard every day to ensure that our schools are inviting, respectful and safe learning environments for each student. We want all children and their families to know they are valued members of our culturally rich and diverse learning community.

Originally posted 2/23/17. Updated 3/16/17.