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Palatine school board says it needs more time for transgender locker room policy

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PALATINE — After a widely publicized meeting last week, the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 school board said a new policy for transgender students would need more time and details before their next meeting in October.

The school board was discussing changing their policy to allow transgender students to use the locker rooms of their identified gender with no restrictions.

The district has been in the courts for years with lawsuits both from transgender students and from those opposed to trans bathroom access.

The Daily Herald of Arlington Heights reported that the school board didn’t think there would be enough time to get all the details they needed before voting on the policy before the Oct. 17 meeting. The newspaper said that the board has told district administrators to tweak the policy for a special meeting to be held before Oct. 17.

According to the Herald, the board didn’t agree on what would be needed for better public understanding of the policy. They said the earliest they could vote on the new policy is Nov. 14.

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