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Gender Identity Questions Raised at HASD Meeting

The September monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg School District Board of Directors committee of the whole/voting meeting was highlighted by a spirited discussion over establishment of a gender identity policy.

School board member Carmen Bilek wanted a policy established because it is in question whether teachers can initiate any type of gender identity discussion in any way. It was unclear whether a teacher could even address the class to tell them it was safe to approach them if they wished to identify by a different pronoun. Superintendent Dr. Robert Gildea stated that a student who wa...


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