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Transgender policy to remain the same at Palm Beach County Schools

Posted at 4:17 PM, Aug 17, 2016

Palm Beach County Schools will not issue a new policy when it comes to transgender students and their access to school bathrooms.

WPTV asked Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa if the school board planned on clarifying or changing rules in place.

Towards the end of the school year the Obama administration told schools that they should allow students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

“The board doesn’t need to add a new policy, we already have a policy in place that protects the rights of our students," Avossa said. "Typically we use private restrooms and we allow individuals to go to other parts of the building.”

Avossa says there have only been a few cases and they’ve been addressed one by one. He also noted the district is watching national cases in which policies like this are being challenged.