WOOD RIVER JUNCTION — 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 girl’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 girls’ bathrooms at the high school.
In his email, Josephides suggested that the transgender student use the faculty or nurse’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 girl’s bathroom.
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