East Aurora School Officials Reverse Transgender Support Policy

The decision to overturn the policy comes days after it was enacted

By Alexandra Clark
|  Saturday, Oct 20, 2012  |  Updated 8:56 AM CDT
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East Aurora School Officials Reverse Transgender Policy

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East Aurora School District officials reversed a policy enacted days earlier to protect the rights of transgender students during a meeting Friday night.

The District 131 school board voted 4-0 to overturn the policy, which was put in place on Monday, with two members absent and out of the country, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

The policy would have allowed students to choose their gender identity and use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their identified gender, stated the report.

Board members said their decision to pass the policy on Monday was premature and should be first approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, the report stated.

Many of the supporters of the policy showed up to the packed meeting and voiced their disappointment in the board's decision, Tribune reported.

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