|Common Sense Bathroom Policy Fails;
SUSD Parents’ Deemed a Danger to Children
In a vote of 2-2, a policy to provide a reasonable bathroom accommodation for students who are uncomfortable using a multi-stall restroom, and to ensure parent involvement in the decision, has failed.
THE IMPACT: Parent involvement is not required for district decisions regarding which bathroom a child may use, and Scottsdale Unified will continue to allow children to use the bathroom of their choice based on their imagined gender, as is currently reported to be happening at Hopi Elementary School.
The “no” votes were cast by Libby Hart Wells and Zach Lindsay. President Julie Cieniawski was absent from the meeting; however, she expressed her firm opposition to the policy at the October 3rd meeting, complaining that there was too much focus on children’s genitals.
Libby Hart-Wells expressed her concern that parents were the true danger to their own children:
Despite numerous news reports of rape in school bathrooms, Hart-Wells is more concerned with the feelings of children with gender dysphoria than she is with the rights and safety of all other students. With twisted logic, she stated that the policy was not needed because only .001% of students required a bathroom accommodation. Or in other words, Hart-Wells advocates that the board not concern themselves with the safety of 21K+ students because she would rather affirm (behind parents’ backs) the few children who want to use the bathroom of the opposite gender.