11 September 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 9, 2015 OREGON SCHOOL DISTRICT ALLOWING MALE STUDENTS TO SHOWER AND URINATED IN GIRLS LOCKER ROOM. Parents’ Rights in Education would like to know how allowing a “transgendered boy” into a locker room full of young girls is considered “best practice” and how does this provide a safe and civil environment for these young girls? In Oregon, the Eugene Register Guard featured a May 23, 2015 article titled “New policy provides gender guidelines in Eugene schools”. This article refers to Eugene 4J School District’s April 10, 2015 22-page draft document which “gives guidance for when school officials should talk to parents…and [also] outlines best practices for accommodating transgender students in a number of ways, including accessible bathrooms, locker rooms, dress code, and bullying and harassment prevention.” The article went on to state that, “Students are not required to use a restroom or locker room that does not align with their gender identity, according to the document. Students can also participate in P.E. classes or intramural sports with students of the opposite sex, if it aligns with the students’ gender identification.” Eugene 4J School District’s policy Code JFG-AR Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students was revised/reviewed on May 6, 2015.