During this 2021-22 school year, menstrual products must be made available in at least two restrooms per public education building where students of all genders can access, and in all restrooms by the 2022-2023 school year. The Oregon Department of Education and the State Board of Education will be developing temporary rules in September of 2021 and a toolkit for schools to implement these new requirements this school year and beyond.
Portland Public Schools https://www.pps.net/
Starting next year (2022-23), products will be available in all restrooms (male, female, and all-gender) in every PPS building where education occurs. To ensure timely compliance, PPS ordered 500 dispensers. Dispensers have been installed in all elementary and middle school girls’ restrooms, and more will be installed in all remaining bathrooms, including boys’ restrooms, next year. Instructions for how to use tampons and pads will be posted in all bathrooms.
All K-12 students are receiving a pamphlet, a 26-page Menstrual Dignity for Students Tool Kit. Introduction: Importantly, this law affirms the right to menstrual dignity for transgender, intersex, nonbinary, and two spirit students by addressing the challenges that some students have managing menstruation while minimizing negative attention that could put them at risk of harm and navigating experiences of gender dysphoria during menstruation. Research also connects gender-affirming bathroom access to supporting student safety at school.