Denver school bathrooms are now stocked with free tampons and pads
January 29, 2021
Free tampons and pads are now available in restrooms in Denver Public Schools middle schools, high schools, and schools that serve kindergarten through eighth grade.
The free menstrual products are available in girls’ restrooms, women’s restrooms, and all-gender restrooms, which were required by the school board last year. The initiative has been in the works for some time, spurred by the advocacy of a George Washington High School student who has since graduated, said district spokesperson Winna MacLaren.
School board member Tay Anderson, a proponent of free menstrual products, said he plans to introduce a resolution cementing the initiative in district policy. He will also propose putting free tampons and pads in boys’ and men’s restrooms for transgender students and staff. Anderson has said no student should have to miss school because they can’t afford menstrual products.