FPIW has learned that the Lake Stevens School District’s School Board of Directors plans to meet tonight, in part, to implement a new bathroom policy, in order to be “compliant” with Washington State’s new bathroom policy.
You can read a copy of the proposed policy here.
The Human Rights Commission of Washington passed WAC 162-32, mandating that all schools and businesses implement a new open-bathroom policy. While this policy legally opens up women’s restrooms, locker rooms, and showers to men, the rule creates a loophole that allows men who claim to ‘identify’ as a woman to gain access, increasing opportunities for potential predators to attack and abuse with little ability to prosecute them.
School Districts’ first priority should be protecting the safety and privacy of its students, and there are legal consequences to consider if they do not.
Concerned citizens are encouraged to call the Lake Stevens School Board of Directors (425) 335-1502 to express their concerns, and attend the meeting tonight.
Lake Stevens School Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 at 6:30pm
School District Building
Educational Service Center in the Community Room
12309 22nd St NE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258