COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Columbia Board of Education pulled a grant utility for a gender-affirming closet Monday night time, so college students can revise the proposal.
When the proposal is revised the board will take into account a grant utility to pay for a gender-affirming closet at Rock Bridge High School.
The board thought it might be finest to offer the scholars extra time to work along with the district administration to excellent the applying.
The closet would come with clothes for LGBTQ+ college students who may not really feel comfy sporting these garments at dwelling.
The Rock Bridge High School Gay Straight Alliance is making use of for $10,000 from the It Gets Better Project to pay for the closet.
Members of GSA mentioned within the utility kind that they’re cautious of pushback from mother and father and are hopeful if accredited, the closet could be stationed at Rock Bridge and never on the district’s administration constructing, which has occurred previously with the varsity’s “Cinderella closet” used for promenade clothes.
The long-term purpose is to open the closets in every of the 4 Columbia Public Schools excessive faculties.
GSA mentioned that the closet is a manner to guarantee that each highschool pupil has entry to sources that may make them really feel assured and safe.
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