Albuquerque school: No calling students 'boys and girls'


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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque elementary school is taking a new transgender bathroom policy further, instructing teachers to no longer address students as "boys and girls."

KOB-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2bEXkDh) Friday that teachers at Carlos Rey Elementary received a written directive from the assistant principal this month that they eliminate gender in classrooms.

Albuquerque Public Schools says the assistant principal's instructions are a mistaken case of overreach.

District officials say their transgender policy does not prohibit referring to students as boys and girls.

They plan to address the issue with the school.

The district has previously said it will abide by a federal order allowing transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

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