October 2015 saw the first ever Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation school district policy adopted in Idaho, which happened in the Twin Falls School District (TFSD). Also adopted the same day and included in the preceding link is the TFSD Equal Education, Nondiscrimination, and Sex Equity policy. The Gender Identity policy does not appear to be substantially different from the newly adopted BCSD Gender Inclusion policy, but is more detailed regarding initial communication with transgender students to accommodate their needs.
Biologically opposite sexes identifying as the same gender will now be allowed to share school bathrooms, locker rooms, and overnight sleeping accommodations due to a 2-1 vote by the Board of Trustees adopting Gender Inclusion Policy 502.12 into BCSD District Policy and Procedures. Trustees Cami Bustos and Rob Clayton voted in favor of adoption while Chairman of the Board Shawn Bennion voted against. Continue reading
No one wants to read the following in their local paper:
A private school in Sun Valley and a public school in Hailey have suffered taints to their reputation within the past few weeks by allegatinos of sex crimes committed by two separate men against the same 13-year-old boy.
And yet, that is exactly what Wood River area residents are reading in today’s issue of The Weekly Sun. Charges have been filed against a former teacher at The Community School in Sun Valley and a former lover of the Alturas Elementary School principal. Both the Blaine County School District and the Sheriff’s office have stated the school principal is not a suspect in the ongoing investigation. Area newspapers have published the following articles: