(11-15-22) Yesterday the Ohio Board of Education voted in favor of sending a LGBTQ+ resolution to a full state board for consideration.

If passed the resolution would stop transgender students from using the bathroom and locker room of the gender they identify as.

It would also stop them from being allowed to try out the sports teams that reflect their gender identity.

The proposed resolution asks that a cover letter with a copy of the resolution be mailed to each school district’s superintendent and to each district board member indicating that the state Board of Education (not the Ohio Department of Education as a whole) opposes the federal regulatory changes and “considers the applicable (U.S. Department of Education) guidance documents as without legal force and effect, and therefore non-binding and unenforceable at this time.”

The full board will consider the resolution with the Toal amendment at their monthly meeting on Tuesday. The meeting agenda includes public participation.