KENOSHA, WI—The Kenosha Unified School Board will take up a measure again this week, trying to iron out a policy governing equal access for transgender students.
The district’s proposal would allow transgender students 18 and older to declare their gender and then use the restroom with which they identify. For a minor student, parents or guardians would have to make the declaration of gender, with the student then having access to the facilities with which they identify.
The proposal comes after the district settled with a former student-Ash Whitaker-out of court. Whitaker sought to use the boys bathroom despite being a biological female. The deal with Whitaker allowed for his specific use of the boys restroom during any future visits to the district, but did nothing to set a policy.