Transgender policy at NJ school district approved

- A Northern New Jersey school district has voted 6-1 to adopt a policy that would allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity.

Pascack Valley Regional High School District in Hillsdale approved the policy at a meeting Monday night attended by 100 people.

It was the second time the proposal was up for a vote. The board tabled the issue in February after parents and residents voiced concerns. Some parents raised privacy issues for students who aren't transgender. But the district says the policy is needed to comply with anti-discrimination laws and protect transgender students' rights.

Several other New Jersey school districts have passed similar measures.

With the Associated Press

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