Who is a transgender student?

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A “transgender student” is a student who “consistently, persistently, and insistently express[es] a gender that, on a binary [e.g. male vs. female], we would think of as opposite to his/her assigned sex.” A student who identifies as nonbinary, a student born intersex who does or does not identify with their sex-assigned-at-birth, and others whose identities belie gender norms, may also be considered “transgender.”

Note: Each student’s privacy rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and R.C. 3319.321 must be respected. Teachers and other school employees cannot reveal information about a student’s transgender status unless the student’s parents or legal guardian (or the student if over 18) consent to such a disclosure.