Allen ISD Makes Graduation Exception For Transgender Student

Chelsea Wade
May 30, 2018 - 8:34 am
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ALLEN (1080 KRLD) - A North Texas school district is making an exception for a transgender student who is graduating.

According to reports, Jay Alfie has been fighting with his school over what name they'll call out at his graduation on Friday.

The district insisted on using Hannah, the name he was given at birth, which is his legal name. The district had cited policy, saying only legal names, not nicknames, are announced at graduation ceremonies.

Alfie says he has been trying for months to legally change his name.

The district reversed it's decision, saying there were circumstances beyond the family’s control to legally change his name before Friday - so an exception will be made and his preferred name will be announced when he walks across the stage.