In September, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance recognized the Berwyn South School District 100 with the Ally of the Year Award for their policies and practices supporting transgender students. As teachers and counselors met students in the district who were coming out as transgender or gender-variant, they decided that it was time to create a school environment where these students could feel safe and welcome. The Alliance worked closely with staff and administrators to develop these guidelines over several months, and now the district is being recognized as a leader nationally around the issue. Flicker Effects created a video profiling the major players of the project which was shown at the Museum of Broadcast Communications at the ISSA’s annual Homecoming Awards Gala in September.
Here’s the short version of that video: