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Chicago Public School announced late last month it would be requiring all schools to adopt new signage to make its restrooms “more inclusive” and called it a “big step forward” for gender equity.

“In compliance with new federal guidelines, all CPS students and staff will have fair and equitable access to bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity,” Camy Pratt said, the district’s Chief Title IX Officer. “We will be providing all schools with updated signage that makes our bathrooms more inclusive. It will identify the fixtures available in each restroom and make it clear that all restrooms are open for use by anyone who feels comfortable.”

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Staff will have restrooms available only to them, however.

“This is an incredibly important step to increase gender equity for all, which is why we will be requiring all schools to post this signage by Dec. 31 of this school year,” Pratt said.

Author: Jacob Hall

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