Transgender case resolved with CA school district

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. government has reached an agreement with a Southern California school district to resolve claims the district discriminated against a transgender student.

The deal was announced Wednesday by the Department of Education’s Office and Civil Rights and the Arcadia Unified School District.

The complaint filed in October 2011 alleged the student, whose gender identity is male, wasn’t able to use boys’ bathrooms and locker rooms at a middle school. The student also was prevented from staying with other boys during a school-sponsored field trip.

The student, who was born female, will be treated like his male colleagues at school as part of the agreement. The district also will amend its policies to address gender-based discrimination.

A phone message left for district officials was not immediately returned.

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