Published Online: September 15, 2015
Published in Print: September 16, 2015, as Board Members Quit in Wake Of New Transgender Policy

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Board Members Quit in Wake of New Transgender Policy

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Three members of the seven-member school board in Hillsboro, Mo., resigned last week following controversy over the district's decision to allow a transgender student to use girls' restrooms and locker rooms.

Two board members did not cite reasons for their resignations, and a third cited "strained philosophical differences," local media reported.

Lila Perry, 17, was born male but began publicly identifying as female in February. More than 100 of Perry's classmates walked out of class to protest the decision. A smaller group of students protested in support of Perry.

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