Pascack Valley school board votes to adopt transgender bathroom policy

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HILLSDALE, N.J. — A northern New Jersey school district voted to adopt a policy that would allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity.

The Pascack Regional High School District voted Monday at a meeting in Hillsdale on a policy they say is designed to protect transgender students’ rights.

The policy allows transgender students to use locker rooms and restrooms based on their gender identity.

This was the second time the proposal was up for vote. The board tabled the issue in February after parents and residents voiced concerns.

Some parents have raised privacy issues for students who aren’t transgender.

Schools Superintendent P. Erik Gundersen said students who are uncomfortable with the policy will be able to use alternative places to change.

PIX11 digital producer Alyssa Zauderer and the Associated Press contributed to this report.