Cumberland School District approves transgender policy

By News Staff

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The town of Cumberland has become the first public school district in the state to adopt a formal transgender policy.

The School Committee voted 7-0 Thursday to approve the policy which allows students to use the restroom consistent with their gender identity.

It also allows students who feel uncomfortable using gender-specific bathrooms an alternative, like the nurse’s bathroom. 

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