This case has been going on for two yearsand involves a student who has “identified” as a girl for a number of years. They talked and negotiated and even came up with a pretty good idea: allow the student in the locker room but put up a privacy curtain.
But that was not enough. This student wanted unrestricted access. The privacy curtain wasn’t voluntary. Because it was deemed mandatory, negotiations fell apart and the case proceeded.
With this finding from the civil rights office, the school district has thirty days to reach an agreement with authorities or risk having their federal educational funding suspended or even terminated. The case also could be referred to the Department of Justice for further prosecution of civil rights violations.
This case has drained a huge amount of resources from this school district. We can’t help but wonder how long it will be before a girl, feeling offended, sues the school.