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.