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East Aurora, Ill., school district dissolves transgender policy committee

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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AURORA, Ill. — After over two months of contentious debate, controversy and uncertainty, the East Aurora School District 131 has called off the creation of a new policy that would add protections for transgender and gender nonconforming students. After hearing over 30 members of the local community — about 40 [...]

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Illinois school district puts transgender policy committee on hold

Thursday, December 13, 2012
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The future of an Ad Hoc committee charged with creating protective policy for East Aurora School District transgender students is in question after its chairman declined to schedule further meetings due to intense opposition from local religious groups and residents. The brouhaha over the creation of a policy that would [...]

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Illinois school committee: ‘Our transgender policy could change the country’

Monday, November 12, 2012
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AURORA, Ill. — An Ad Hoc committee of the East Aurora School District 131 convened for the first time Thursday to discuss its plans to create a new policy for protecting transgender students after a previous district policy was rescinded late last month. [...]

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After flip-flop, Illinois school forms committee for new transgender policy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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Following its controversial decision to rescind a policy that would have added protections for transgender and gender nonconforming students in its schools Oct. 19, the East Aurora School District announced Monday that it is forming a committee to work on an all new “inclusive policy.” [...]

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Equality Illinois: ‘The bullies won in East Aurora’

Saturday, October 20, 2012
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Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, a statewide advocacy organization, commented Saturday on the decision by the East Aurora school board to rescind policy that supported transgender and gender nonconforming staff, faculty, and students. [...]

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