Action Item: Calling Parent With Kids In Durham Public Schools

Action ButtonAttention parents with kids in Durham Public Schools – your child will be made to care.

On April 4th, the Durham Public Schools Board (DPS) issued a resolution opposing HB 2 during their work session.  They plan to act on it at the April 28th meeting.

In the resolution, DPS makes some assertions citing Title IX and the interpretation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding transgender persons.

WHEREAS, Title IX permits schools to maintain gender-segregated facilities but requires schools to give students access to those facilities on the basis of their gender identity, regardless of the gender they were assigned at birth, and

WHEREAS, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sex discrimination by state and local government employers, and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Justice Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have recognized that Title VII prohibits gender identity discrimination and requires employers to provide equal access to workplace restrooms and changing facilities consistent with an employee’s gender identity, and

These claims are more myths than assertions. This is not the law.

In fact, the U.S. Department of Education is being sued by multiple states for their ‘interpretation’ of Title IX. North Carolina is included in this Amicus brief against the U.S. Department of Education.

I am told that on April 28th, the the DPS board will vote on this resolution. At that meeting, there will be chance for public comment. Parents, this is where you come in. You cannot sit on the sidelines anymore. 

The DPS Board meetings are held in the central office in Downtown Durham, 3rd Floor.  I believe the physical address is 511 Cleveland St., Durham.

Their meetings start at 6:30 p.m.  A sign up will apparently be available for those wishing to make public comments. Depending on how many show up, parents could get 3 minutes to speak or less, if a large number sign up.

Questions should be directed to  June Snyder, the Board liaison, at 919-560-2502 or

Related Reading: 
6 Myths About Allowing Transgender Students to Use Restrooms of the Opposite Sex

McCrory Steps Up To Protect North Carolina Schools, Joins Amicus Brief Sans AG Cooper

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a reporter currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_ Tips:
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