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Same-Sex Restrooms Not Seen as Issue of Concern in Allegany County Schools

October 21st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Concerned parents have attended recent meetings of the Mineral County Board of Education regarding the controversy over same-sex restroom usage at Keyser High School. While the board listened to the concerns of a number of frustrated parents- Superintendent Troy Ravenscroft has dealt with the issue by noting that,  based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, transgender students “are allowed to use the restroom matching their gender identity.” The issue of gender identity as well as LGBTQ students being bullied were raised as a concern during an Allegany County school board meeting this summer- but board members contacted by WCBC News say that restroom usage has not been a topic of debate. Board member Tammy Fraley just wrapped up a year as president of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education…

In regards to the same-sex restroom issue, both Board President Crystal Bender and Superintendent Jeff Blank told WCBC News that there has been little in the way of discussion on the issue as a board; and no real concerns raised by parents.