Bill, not William, on homework? Expect a notice from school, thanks to new Indiana law
Two of three school districts in Tippecanoe Co. will play it safe when it comes to a new law targeting transgender students. LSC, WL aim to notify parents of ANY change to students' legal names
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BILL, NOT WILLIAM, ON HOMEWORK? UNDER NEW INDIANA LAW, EXPECT A NOTICE FROM SCHOOL
If your Michael signs homework as Mike, or your Eleanor answers morning roll call as Ellie, prepare to get a letter from some Greater Lafayette schools in the coming days, as districts comply with the letter of a new Indiana law aimed at forcing schools to tell parents about transgender students.
Superintendents in two Tippecanoe County public school districts said this week that House Bill 1068 – passed overwhelmingly over loud protests this spring and signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb – was broad enough that any child who goes by a common, shortened name, initials or a nickname will prompt a letter home, in most cases.