Mat-Su School Board discusses policy regarding transgender athletes in school sports

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At the most recent Mat-Su School Board meeting, members took on the high profile issue of transgender students, particularly transgender women, participating in high school level athletics.

Board Policy 6145 was introduced at a school board meeting June 1 after it was proposed by the MSBSD Policy Committee. The proposal seeks to bar transgender girls from school-sponsored girls’ extracurricular and co-curricular activities, stating that there are significant biological and physiological differences between males and females including strength, speed, and endurance capabilities giving males a competitive advantage.

If passed, each school within the district whose students or teams compete against other schools must designate each school-sponsored athletic team or sport as

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