A New Jersey School Board passed a policy allowing students to use bathroom and participate in school programs based on their gender identity.

The policy reportedly has been in the works for three months BEFORE the debate in North Carolina and their bathroom policy.

But according to NBC10 Philadelphia, Highland Parks school's policy goes one step further than the bathroom.

The new policy allows students to participate in gendered activities (like sports) and other activities based on the gender they identify with.

This is a pretty big deal considering the policy is passed in the midst of controversial bills regarding bathroom laws. But it was a unanimous agreement within this New Jersey school board, according to NBC10.

The policy will go into effect Tuesday.