Chancellor Carranza Announces Updated Transgender and First-Ever Gender Inclusion Guidelines for New York City

On Friday, June 28, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced the most comprehensive and affirming Guidelines for Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Students for New York City schools to date, and the Department of Education’s first-ever Guidelines on Gender Inclusion. For the first time, students will be able to change their name and gender on school records with a parent or guardian’s permission, without legal documentation. Families will also be able to self-report their child’s gender upon enrolling in a DOE school.The guidelines will take effect at the start of the 2019-20 school year and ensure that students’ identities are affirmed, respected, and supported in schools.