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JLBC Cadet Corps Locker Room and Restroom Policy in Michigan

**JLBC Cadet Corps Locker Room and Restroom Policy in Michigan**

### Introduction:

Ensuring a safe, inclusive, and comfortable environment for all students is at the forefront of JLBC Cadet Corps' mission. Recognizing our students' diverse needs and identities, this policy outlines the guidelines concerning the use of locker rooms and restrooms, particularly emphasizing the rights and needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming students in Michigan.

### Policy Statement:

1. **Rights of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students**: Transgender and gender nonconforming students have the right to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity or expression.

2. **Provision for Discomfort**: It is acknowledged that some students might feel uncomfortable sharing restroom facilities with transgender or gender-nonconforming peers. Such students can request and be provided with alternative accommodations, such as single-user restrooms.

3. **Single-User Restrooms**: In recognition of diverse needs and to ensure the privacy and comfort of all students, many schools affiliated with JLBC Cadet Corps in Michigan have taken proactive steps to make single-stall restrooms available. This includes re-purposing staff restrooms to be used as gender-neutral, single-user restrooms, which any student can access.

### Implementation:

1. **Signage**: Proper signage will be displayed on single-user restrooms, ensuring they are easily identifiable for students seeking privacy.

2. **Education and Awareness**: All members of the JLBC Cadet Corps, including staff and students, will undergo regular sensitization and awareness sessions. This will foster an inclusive environment where everyone respects and understands individual choices and needs.

3. **Feedback Mechanism**: A feedback system will be in place to gather input from students, staff, and guardians about the functionality and effectiveness of this policy, facilitating potential improvements.

### Conclusion:

JLBC Cadet Corps remains committed to ensuring a respectful and inclusive environment for all its students. This policy, in line with Michigan's progressive stance on inclusion and rights, ensures that every student, regardless of their gender identity or expression, can comfortably access restroom facilities without compromising their safety, dignity, or comfort. We can create an environment where every student thrives through awareness, understanding, and mutual respect.

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