President Obama's policy to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice has had no impact on Cape Henlopen schools, says Superintendent Robert Fulton.
“We had considered these issues before Obama made his decision,” Fulton said.
In a decision that has sparked national debate, the U.S. Department of Justice sent letters to school districts countrywide protecting the rights of transgender people under Title IX – a law once used to provide equal education and sports opportunities for women.
“A school must not treat a transgender student differently from the way it treats other students of the same gender identity,” the letter states. “The departments interpret Title IX to require that when a student or the student's parent or guardian, as appropriate, notifies the school administration that the student will assert a gender identity that differs from previous representations or records, the school will begin treating the student consistent with the student's gender identity.”