District 211, government agency to meet Wednesday over locker room dispute

Representatives of Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights will meet Wednesday regarding the ongoing investigation of the school district's accommodation of transgender students in its locker rooms.

Neither party could comment on the specific content of Wednesday's meeting, but the district is the subject of an Office of Civil Rights investigation into whether its position complies with the law.

District 211 has maintained that by providing a separate changing space for transgender students within the locker rooms of the gender they identify as, the privacy of all students is being protected.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the student who filed the OCR complaint, maintains that any example of treating transgender students differently than other members of the gender they identify as represents unlawful discrimination.

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