Vermillion School Board revisits transgender policy  (Audio)

May 12, 2022

VERMILLION, S.D.–The Vermillion School Board is back to talking about transgender bathroom and locker room access. The School Board gave the first reading this week to an update of their Gender Equity and Access Policy.

Vermillion School Superintendent Dr. Damon Alvey says the policy that was enacted in the fall did not have clear guidance when it came to locker room privacy…

The privacy screenings in the school locker rooms were updated at the school district over the course of the winter. Alvey adds that if enacted in June, students can access the locker room for which gender they identify…

The Vermillion School District is the only school district in the state that currently has a policy governing transgender restroom and locker room access.

The board will have a second reading and possible adoption of the updated policy at their meeting in June.