Gender Support

Aligning with CREC’s statement of Diversity and Inclusion, “...While at CREC Magnet Schools, staff and students commit to affirm and honor the lived experiences of others…,” CREC schools and programs have the goal of creating and sustaining safe, inclusive, respectful and healthful environments for all students. 


  • Parents/guardians or students may request a name and/or gender marker change for themselves or their child by asking a trusted staff member at school.

  • Schools in CT must honor all requests for name and/or gender marker changes.

  • School records must accurately reflect a student’s chosen name and gender identity.

  • Schools in CT must treat transgender students according to their gender identity and expression, including when accessing restroom and locker room facilities.

  • Students - Know Your Rights, ACLU and GLSEN

According to Connecticut Guidance on Civil Rights Protections and Supports for Transgender Students, “If requested by a student or parent/guardian, the name and/or gender marker (designation of student’s gender on educational records) on the student’s educational records should be changed to ensure that school records accurately reflect the student’s chosen name and gender identity.”

If you, a parent/guardian or student, need help with changing your name and/or gender marker, ask a trusted adult. We can help!

CREC Gender Support Plans

Modeled after Gender Spectrum’s Gender Support Plan, the CREC Gender Support Plan is designed to create a shared understanding between parents/guardians, students, and school staff of how the student’s gender-related needs will be accounted for at school. It has been adapted to fit the needs of CREC schools and systems.

CREC Gender Support Plan - Student Version

Resource: Human Rights Campaign, A Parent’s Quick Guide For In-School Transitions: Empowering Families and Schools to Support Transgender and Non-Binary Students

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