AoE Best Practices FAQs

Thriving in school can be challenging for queer and trans youth when their identities are not acknowledged by their administration and teachers. Often this happens because administrators and teachers feel they don’t know what is best, or even allowable.

In February 2017, the Vermont Agency of Education issued Continuing Best Practices for Schools Regarding Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students. This comprehensive document provides background and rationales for the Agency’s best practices. It is an extensive document, and full of information that can be confusing. Don’t worry; Outright’s got you!

We have compiled the answers to the 20 most frequently asked questions about best practices for queer and trans students in Vermont schools. Questions with asterisks are not part of the Agency’s “Best Practices” document but are frequently asked in the same context. Here they are:

Best Practices FAQ's