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.
A version of this article appeared in the September 16, 2015 edition of Education Week as Board Members Quit in Wake Of New Transgender Policy