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OPS board moves forward with transgender policy

Posted at 11:27 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 00:27:57-04

The largest school district in the state moves forward with trying to implement a transgender policy for its students. 

In a meeting Monday night, board members heard from 26 people, most of whom were against OPS creating a policy for transgender students using bathrooms and locker rooms. 

Those against the policy said it goes against their religious beliefs or this would create more sexual assaults. 

A few people in support of it said it's time the school district to reflect on the needs of all students.

This comes after a Department of Justice order for public schools to accommodate transgender students in bathroooms.

The board decided to start creating a policy.