FL education officials scrutinize field trips, LGBTQ+ policies that protect transgender students

Students protesting on the 5th floor of the Florida Capitol Building. Mar. 3, 2022. Credit: Danielle J. Brown

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School districts will have to notify parents if students rooming together during overnight field trips will be separated according to the sex assigned to them at birth under a new state rule, raising alarm bells for LGBTQ+ advocates worried about transgender students.

At issue are concerns about district access to a student’s private information regarding gender identities and even personal medical history.

How do school districts know whether they have a transgender student? More so, does the rule

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