DEVELOPING: Local school districts, LGBT community respond to bathroom issue

Published 2:37 pm Friday, May 13, 2016

Check back soon to learn what local school districts and LGBT community feel about the Obama Administration’s public bathroom directive.

Port Neches-Groves Independent School District Superintendent doesn’t mince words  about the Obama administration’s directive regarding public school bathrooms being accessible to transgender students.

He says he will “fight the bathroom issue until he can’t fight anymore” and that boys have no business in the girls restrooms and girls have no business in the boys restrooms.”

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This is radically different from Port Arthur ISD’s statement saying they will comply with all state and federal laws.

Bridge City ISD has released a statement as well.

“Male students will use male restrooms; female students will use female restrooms. When there is a transgender student question Campus Administrators will require the parent or guardian to notify the school in writing that their child is transgender. Provisions will then be made for transgender students to use an identified private restroom on campus as an option so that all students’ rights are observed.”

This is a developing story.