This School District Just Suspended its Transgender Bathroom Policy

From the Daily Caller News Foundation:

A school board in Virginia paused implementation of a policy that would allow transgender students to use the bathroom according to their “gender identity.”

The Fairfax County School Board said that it would put a stop to carrying out a policy that would let transgender students use the bathroom and locker room of their choice, reports The Global Dispatch. The school board also canceled a session that planned to discuss and explain the policy in general.

“The Fairfax County School Board directed staff to temporarily suspend implementation of the proposed regulation regarding gender non-conforming and transgender students,” a statement on its website reads.

The school board referred to recent court cases dealing with the transgender bathroom issue as its reason for stepping back the policy.

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“The Board determined it needs additional time to evaluate the legal issues surrounding the regulation, including a case now pending before the Supreme Court on this topic from a Virginia school district,” the website reads.

The case in question refers to Gavin Grim, a transgender teen from Virginia, who is currently suing the Gloucester School County Board. Her case is now pending before the Supreme Court. (RELATED: Transgender Bathroom Case Heading For Supreme Court)

School Board Chair Sandy Evans said in a statement the school board will continue to accommodate transgender students and their needs. Evans defended the school’s decision by saying the school works to create a “welcoming environment” for all students.

“FCPS continues to accommodate the needs of all transgender and gender nonconforming students on a case-by-case basis. Meanwhile, we continue to work to create a welcoming and caring environment for all of our students, including transgender and gender nonconforming students,” she wrote.

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