3 quit Missouri district split by transgender dispute

2 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, September 10 2015 Sep 10, 2015 Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:51:00 AM CDT September 10, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

HILLSBORO (AP) - Three school board members have resigned in a suburban St. Louis district rocked recently by controversy over a transgender high school student's effort to use the girls' bathroom.

The four remaining members of the Hillsboro School Board accepted the resignations during a brief special meeting Thursday.

Superintendent Aaron Cornman told The Associated Press afterward that a resignation letter submitted last week and two others turned in Tuesday did not state specifically why those members were stepping down. Cornman says he would not speculate.

The board departures follow recent walkouts at Hillsboro High School in favor and against a male student's request to be treated like other female students. Lila Perry has told administrators she wasn't content in continuing to use a unisex faculty bathroom this year.

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