By the New York State Association of School Attorneys
As debate and litigation focus on the rights of transgender students, school officials should be aware of issues facing a similar population: transgender employees. Courts and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have found that the rights of governmental employees were violated when supervisors:
Continued to call an employee "he" after the individual had begun to identify herself as female.
Refused to allow an employee to change his name from Cynthia to Cyrus in an employer's computer system.
School districts should plan for limited state and local revenue growth in their budgets next year, based on projections for shrinking state tax collections and another low tax cap, according to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
DiNapoli made the prediction in an interview with New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Executive Director Timothy Kremer in an upcoming “NYSSBA News” program that will air on NYSSBA’s website beginning September 12.