As the new school year begins, the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) ( has received several calls to their office regarding transgender students and the school’s obligation in regards to accommodations.

Below is a link to an article (with permission) written by Sara Clark.  Sara serves as the Director of Legal Services for the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA).  This article provides a great deal of information, and will be useful in your local determinations.  A reminder to contact your school legal counsel prior to making any policy and/or procedure decisions.

Click HERE to read the article, “A look at accommodating transgender students”  by Sara C. Clark

Please note:  This article first appeared in the December, 2014 issue of the Journal. Copyright 2015 Ohio School Boards Association. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.



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