The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to adopt voluntary guidelines to help schools with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students.
The policies are intended to help schools create a safe and supportive learning environment for LGBTQ individuals.
The guidance was voted on after more than three hours of public comment.
Approximately 60 people were given three minutes to share their thoughts on the issue. Commenters ranged from school principals and students to state legislators and medical professionals.