Decatur Public School alum submits trans protection proposal to school board

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Screenshot of WAND-TV's interview with Alana Banks about her equality and protection proposal.

DECATUR — An alum of Decatur Public Schools submitted a proposal to protect transgender students last month.

On July 9, WAND-TV reported that Alana Banks submitted the proposal to the DPS school board to address the unique challenged facing gender non-conforming students.

“It is something that would be pretty historic in the district,” Banks told the NBC affiliate.

The proposal, named DPS 61 Pride Project, has recommendations and rules covering dress code, extra-curricular activities, student transitions, student privacy and staff training. It also included recommendations for the creation of GSAs.

“It’s basic guidelines – keeping the district in compliance with laws that are already set into place at the state level,” Banks said.

The DPS 61 Pride Project can be found here. The proposal is under review by the school board.

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