Does This School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy Violate Student Privacy?

A Missouri school district is under fire for allowing students to use restrooms and locker rooms designated for the opposite sex.

Alliance Defending Freedom has sent a letter to the Hillsboro R-3 School District asking the board of education to change its recent decision.

“Protecting students from inappropriate exposure to the opposite sex is not only perfectly legal, it’s a school district’s duty,” ADF legal counsel Matt Sharp said in a statement. “Letting boys into girls’ locker rooms and restrooms is an invasion of privacy and a threat to student safety.”

Opponents of policies allowing students to use facilities designated for the opposite gender say that such policies violate student privacy and can endanger students.