- Associated Press - Saturday, February 13, 2016

PALATINE, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a district-wide policy that would give transgender students access to school facilities.

The Daily Herald (bit.ly/1Kg4ixH) reports board members of Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 proposed the policy Thursday.

Last year, the district reached an agreement with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to give a transgender student at Fremd High School in Palatine access to the girls’ locker room.

The agreement saved the district from losing up to $6 million per year in federal funding for violating discrimination laws. A districtwide plan is not required by that agreement.

Board members say they want see what other districts are doing and get input from principals..



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