The WFISD board will discuss the hot-topic of gender assignments to bathrooms at tonight’s meeting.
The board added the discussion Saturday night, after the Obama administration issued guidance on Friday for public schools to allow students to use the bathroom they feel matches their gender identity.
The late add allows for the board to consider a policy for gender assignments in school bathrooms, and also, to consider requesting legal representation from the Texas Attorney General’s Office on such policy.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the White House guidance “unconstitutional” saying that Congress is the only branch of government that can write the law. Gov. Abbott claims the President is trying to cram as “many parts of his liberal agenda” since he is in the “waning” months of his presidency.
“Congress has taken up the vote on this transgender issue on several occasions and has rejected it every single time,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said. “We have a president who decided well if Congress is not going to pass the law he’s going impose the law. And so the President is turning the Constitution on its head.”
“That’s why we fought back when the President did the very same thing with the Obamacare law and now he’s trying do it with the transgender law so we’re fighting back.”
Last week, Fort Worth ISD superintendent announced transgender students could use any restroom they want, something Texas Lt. Governor and the Attorney General quickly condemned.
WFISD will consider and may possibly initiate litigation on behalf of the district with regard to the policy.