September 12, 2019

Today, School District 211 announced it was proposing a new policy that would grant transgender students unrestricted access to the locker room of the student's gender identity and end the use of privacy stalls.

The below statement can be attributed to Ghirlandi Guidetti, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Illinois:

“Today is a long-deserved victory for Student A, Nova Maday, and every student who is transgender who has ever walked the halls of a District 211 high school. After years of resisting, we are pleased to see the district’s leadership has recognized that students who are transgender deserve to be treated fairly and equally in every way, and deserve dignity and respect in all aspects of their lives.

We look forward to District 211 joining the roster of schools across Illinois who provide this fair treatment for all of their students.”