The district is among several others, including Fair Grove, Stockton, El Dorado Springs and Bernie in southeast Missouri, that have adopted such policies after a group of students protested over a transgender Hillsboro High School student who was allowed to change in the girls’ locker room.
Under the new Marionville policy, students who participate in physical education classes requiring a locker room or shower are expected to use facilities designated for their biological gender.
Inclusion in the list implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved.
They have the right not to be naked in front of a male,” Mickes said.
“We are going to provide alternatives, but showering with them is not one of the options.” Steph Perkins, interim director of PROMO, Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for LGBT equality, said he hopes Marionville and other schools will not feel forced to follow these recommended policies to the letter and instead take a case-by-case approach.
“While these policies are a huge step in the right direction, we hope that any steps that have been made to support students aren’t reversed because of a policy,” Perkins said.
George was not armed and the person making the report was jailed, accused of causing the killing by making a false report.
Shot to death by off-duty officer Chauncey Ellison, Sr.