(New Carlisle, IN) - School leaders at New Prairie United School Corporation will hold a public discussion regarding their transgender bathroom policy and other related topics.
On Monday, October 24, the school board will hold what they call a “Let’s Talk” session to get public input on the controversial issue.
Public concern regarding transgenderism began following an August school board meeting in which the district’s updated bathroom policy was revealed. By federal law and legal precedent, students are allowed to use the bathroom of whatever gender they identify as.
Last month a teaching aid called the “Genderbread Man” sparked some controversy. The visual aid, which helps teachers deal with transgender students, depicts a fluid definition of gender.
And administrators are currently reviewing an element of the high school health curriculum which depicts a man transitioning to a female as part of a lesson on estrogen.
Monday’s meeting, scheduled to start at 6 pm, will take place at the Olive Elementary School gym in New Carlisle.