S.F. elementary school makes big deal of having gender-neutral restroom for kindergartners

S.F. elementary school makes big deal of having gender-neutral restroom for kindergartners
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[Ed. – There are schools that don’t?  When I was in kindergarten and first grade, there was one restroom in the back of the classroom and everybody used it, one at a time.  Losing our minds seems to have become a multi-billion-dollar industry.]

The first San Francisco elementary school to make bathrooms gender neutral has proudly removed the circles, triangles, and stick figure signs from the kindergarten and first-grade bathrooms that delineate the differences between the sexes.

Principal Sam Bass of Miraloma Elementary said the change at the beginning of the school year was prompted by the needs of six to eight students who are outside calling themselves simply boys or girls, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Bathrooms for children older than first grade will be altered in coming years, even outside bathrooms that have multiple stalls.

Bass told the Chronicle, “There’s no need to make them gender-specific anymore,” adding, “One parent said, ‘So, you’re just making it like it is at home.’”

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