Arlington Public Schools has developed a new policy for transgender and gender-nonconforming students for the upcoming academic year. The plan, known as a policy implementation procedure (PIP), comes in response to requests from students, parents and local advocates. The PIP was announced at a school board meeting on June 18 and has received a variety of reactions from Arlington residents. “The PIP affirming transgender and gender nonconforming students is essential for the safety and privacy of students,” said local parent and advocate Emily Vincent. “Their gender identity does not pose a risk or danger to other students.”
A year in the making, the PIP was introduced by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tara Nattrass.