SASD BOARD OF DIRECTORS STATEMENT ON TRANSGENDER ISSUE
The District's approach to the transgender issues was grounded in the Title IX guidance of the Obama administration. Now, even though there has been an administrative shift by the Trump administration in terms of Title IX, the courts are starting to tackle the constitution issues, including the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment implications of school district decision-making across the country.
The law remains unsettled as to whether and under what facts students have legal rights to accommodations. We are closely monitoring the ever-changing legal landscape and are in the process of considering the options, as well as the implications of each option, prior to making any changes as to how the District presently approaches these issues. We want to make sure that our next steps are legally sound and are in the best interest of the District and its students.