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WOOD RIVER JUNCTION â€” Two different interpretations of the Chariho High School Policy of treating all students equally has created a rift in the district over the use of the girlâ€™s bathroom by a physiologically male student who identifies as a female.
Last week, Glenn Josephides, a Chariho High School parent, emailed Chariho Superintendent of Schools Barry Ricci saying that his daughter was uncomfortable that a transgender female was allowed to use the girlsâ€™ bathrooms at the high school.
In his email, Josephides suggested that the transgender student use the faculty or nurseâ€™s restroom facilities instead.
Rather than designating a unisex bathroom for the transgender student and others with similar situations regarding gender identity, the district repurposed an existing bathroom as a unisex bathroom for use by the female students who feel uncomfortable that a physiologically male student was undressing in the girlâ€™s bathroom.
For more of this story pick up a copy of today's Chariho Times.