LAS VEGAS — Officials of a southern Nevada school district have agreed to begin drafting a policy on protecting gender-diverse students.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the Clark County School Board voted 4-3 to begin the process of developing a policy during its nearly six-hour meeting Thursday.

About 200 people gave comments to the board, voicing their views on issues such as how gender-diverse students access school restrooms, locker rooms and overnight accommodations for field trips.

People opposing a policy cited religious concerns and say the current district rules on bullying are sufficient to protect students.

Those advocating for a policy say the district’s current guidelines are not enough and schools lack a uniform policy to address the unique issues gender-diverse students may face.

Information from: Las Vegas Sun,

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