oppose-- esp. multi-stall bathroom access
I strongly oppose the proposed change to bathroom access--
“Access to facilities such as restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to a student’s gender identity shall be available to all students.” (Draft Policy, p.18)
“School staff should not confront students about their gender identity upon entry into the restroom.” (Recommended Standard, p.18)
There will need to be single-stall, hallway-accessed, open-gendered bathrooms (like the current staff bathrooms-- any gender can use). In the current set-up in most schools, it is not safe for students of self-identifying alternate genders to be in the multi-stall, unmonitored bathrooms.