Commonwealth Policy Center

Schools around the country are allowing students who identify as the opposite sex to use any restroom they choose. This is happening right here in the Commonwealth at Elkhorn Middle School in Franklin County, where three students have been using the bathroom of the opposite sex. Teachers in the school are concerned they might be held responsible if someone is harmed because of the administration’s failure to require students to use the restroom that corresponds to their biological sex. Schools do not have to fear legal retribution either. That’s because the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Florida public school policy that required this common sense measure. Perhaps Elkhorn Middle will get the memo and protect the privacy and safety of students.