Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, has created six unisex bathrooms on campus to accommodate the school’s 10 openly transgender and gender-nonconforming students (out of a student enrollment of 1,600).
Trans students will not be required to use the unisex bathrooms rather than gendered bathrooms, but will have the option if they so choose.
The unisex facilities were converted into two faculty bathrooms and four student bathrooms, with locks on the inside, according to ABC News. Previously, students who did not want to use the traditional restrooms had to request a key to a staff facilities. …
Vice Principal Kristyn Westphal led the initiative to convert the bathrooms, which she told ABC News only cost the school “a few hundred dollars,” and took a matter of weeks to complete.
That wasn’t so hard, now, was it? This is an example of educators taking initiative to provide the best possible learning environment for all students. Well done.