School officials in Lincoln, Nebraska are working to make their schools gender-inclusive and that apparently includes not calling ‘boys and girls’ as ‘boys and girls,’ according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” reads a handout from the Lincoln Public Schools that was given to teachers.
The handout was in effort to educate teachers and administrators about transgender issues. For instance, instead of asking boys and girls to line up as boys or girls, teachers have been encouraged to segregate the children by whether they prefer skateboards or bikes, or whether they like milk or juice.
“The agenda we’re promoting is to help all kids succeed,” Brenda Leggiardo, district coordinator of social workers and counselors told the newspaper. “We have kids who come to us with a whole variety of circumstances, and we need to equitably serve all kids.”