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Our situation started unfolding yesterday when a student was suspended and is facing expulsion from White Knoll High school for using the girl’s bathroom, five weeks before graduation and two days before prom. She has been told that the only bathroom she is allowed to use is the school nurse’s bathroom.
One of the factor’s that makes this issue so challenging is that the student, who is 17 and turns 18 on June 29th, is that she was recently kicked out of her foster home and moved in with us just two weeks ago. She is not supposed to have contact with her birth mother, and because of her age, her DSS case worker is not willing to assist. We want to do all we can to help but we are limited since we are not legal guardians. We are hoping that your interest in this matter might get the school to reconsider and allow her to finish school with her classmates. We are trying to be a voice for this wonderful young lady, who has been let down by so many people, and is being let down again by White Knoll and its administrators. She has also assaulted by a male student on school grounds, request for help from the school counselor and one of the principals were ignored, and has had several teachers ask personal questions about her body in class in front of her classmates.
She has been accepted into college starting in the fall. This action by the school is going to have a major impact on her professional and academic career. Again we are hoping that your attention to this matter will cause the district to reconsider the expulsion and allow her to finish the last few weeks of school with her classmates.https://www.change.org/p/joel-lourie-let-transgender-young-woman-graduate-high-school?recruiter=534533459&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink