Myers: Federal directive is not law

Lincoln County School District Superintendent Mickey Myers said his district is unlikely to comply with federal guidance on Title IX, which says sex-based discrimination policies should also apply to transgender students, before the issue is decided in the courts.

“Right now this directive is not law,” Myers said. “It’s going to play out in the court system before it could ever be implemented in our schools. We want to keep a safe environment and protect all our students, and this is a distraction to what our school system is about.”

The school district has so far not addressed the issue in a board meeting. The Brookhaven School District hasn’t addressed the issue in a school board meeting either.

Daily Leader
6/2/16