Idaho’s two largest school districts expect no impact in their districts from President Donald Trump’s decision to lift an Obama directive that advised schools to let transgender students use the bathroom that matched their gender identity.
It will now be up to states and school districts to interpret federal anti-discrimination law and determine whether students should have access to restrooms in accordance with their expressed gender identity, and not just their biological sex.
Both school districts said they had policies in place before the Obama directive, and that isn’t expected to change now that the directive is gone.
West Ada School District, the state’s largest school district, accommodates transgender students’ use of restrooms in a way that assures safety for all students. Those decisions are typically made at the school level, said Eric Exline, district spokesman.
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Boise School District will continue to provide access to public facilities based on a student’s gender identity.
The Associated Press contributed.