(CHRISTIAN TODAY) – The Kansas State Board of Education has decided to ignore the Obama administration's directive to all public schools to allow transgenders to use facilities, including restrooms, and join programs that are consistent with their gender identity.
In response to U.S. Department of Education's "Dear Colleague" letter dated May 13, 2016 – which calls for compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination – the Kansas state education board agreed to leave the decision on the matter to the local school districts.
"The Kansas State Board of Education believes that every child has the right to a high quality education delivered within a safe, inclusive and supportive school system," the board said in a statement.
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It said schools in Kansas "have been addressing transgender student needs with sensitivity and success for many years."