Twin Falls School District: Idaho Gender Identity Policy Pioneer

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.

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Sun Reporter Seeks Interviewees, RE: BCSD Gender Inclusion Policy

Jean Jacques Bohl, reporter for The Weekly Sun and radio host at KDPI, 88.5 FM in Ketchum, is writing an article on the newly adopted BCSD Gender Inclusion Policy. Continue reading

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Gender Inclusion Policy Adopted by BCSD Board of Trustees

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

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Sex Crimes Affecting Area Schools Shock Valley

No one wants to read the following in their local paper:handcuffs

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:

Local Schools Affected By Sex Crimes

Rape suspect still in custody at jail

Man charged with rape of 13-year-old boy

Sun Valley teacher charged with sexual abuse

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Recall attempt aims at Gooding school board member

Julie Wooten writes on MagicValley.com:

A group of Gooding community members submitted a pre-recall petition seeking to get School Board member David Reeves out of office.

Read the full article: Gooding School Board Member is Target of Recall

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