Changes Coming for FWISD’s ‘Illegal’ Restroom Policy

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FORT WORTH — Angry parents couldn’t convince Fort Worth ISD superintendent Kent Scribner to change his transgender restroom policy, but the Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton sure did.

On Tuesday, Paxton said part of the policy violated state law.

Hours later, Scribner told a school board meeting change is coming, “I am confident that the revised version will reinforce the importance of parent voice and will result in a more robust commitment to involve parents in this and all other matters pertaining to children.”

Scribner set rules that students can use whichever restroom fits their gender identity and said schools should not out transgender students to their parents.

This time around, parents will get a say — so will students.

But some parents still think change isn’t enough.

“The whole policy needs to go,” Jonathan Saenz of Texas Values said. “This transgender policy is tainted, and it’s only going to cost taxpayers in Fort Worth more money. How much will it cost taxpayers before you decide to repeal this policy?”

It might be a while before we see how this one gets worked out, but at least this time, parents voices will be heard.

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