Pronouns of Choice
Reflected in Policy
In all the bylaws and policies where he/she is used, they should be added so as to read he/she/they.
Pronouns confuse some people. As an educational institution, SJASD has a duty to educate.
I include some articles on past and current use of pronouns. It's really about making those people who have been marginalized most by the system to feel comfortable and accepted for their humanity.
They is now accepted by dictionary publishers, the American Dialect Society, the American Psychological Association and even the Associated Press and Washington Post as a singular pronoun.
Many people use they as a singular pronoun without even realizing it. Shakespeare, Dickens, George Bernard Shaw and Jane Austen used it.
It's about personal identity. Some Williams like to be called Bill, some Edwards prefer Ted over Ed and some people named Susan wished to be called Susan (not Sue nor Susie). "Pronouns are not the same as one's gender."