A bill that would have restricted which locker rooms South Dakota transgender students could use was scuttled last week, averting another bitter fight over the regulation of school facilities.
The proposal would have required students to use the locker rooms, shower rooms, and changing facilities matching their gender at birth. Schools would have been allowed to provide alternative accommodations, such as single-occupancy restrooms.
South Dakota is among at least 11 states where similar bills had been prefiled or introduced for the 2017 legislative session, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
A version of this article appeared in the February 08, 2017 edition of Education Week as S.D. Locker Room Bill Scuttled for Schools