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New 'Locking' Gender-Neutral Restrooms at These Public Schools Are More Private, But Will Students Misuse Them?

Michael Foust : Aug 16, 2018 : Christian Headlines

Some people hope it's a solution to the transgender bathroom debate. But on the newspaper's Facebook page, readers were mostly critical, saying it will spark new problems.

[ChristianHeadlines.com] A handful of schools in the Kansas City area have abandoned the traditional bathroom design and will offer students gender-neutral restrooms this school year, with boys and girls using stalls adjacent to one another. (Screengrab: New unisex rest rooms/via Kansas City Star video)

The wall outside the restroom features boys and girls symbols, according to The Kansas City Star. It is being offered at two new elementary schools and at renovated restrooms at a high school.

"I think it is great," Melanie Austin, a parent of a first-grade girl, told the newspaper. "You just don't know what gender a kid might identify as. This helps everyone to feel comfortable, accepted."

The inside of the bathrooms look different than traditional stalls seen at schools, restaurants and stores. Each stall is an individual "room," with floor-to-ceiling walls and a lockable door. Boys and girls wash their hands at the same sink in a common area, allowing teachers to stand in the common area and monitor students, the newspaper said. (Screengrab: New unisex rest rooms/via Kansas City Star video)

"Students said they like these restrooms better because they are more private," Rochel Daniels, executive director of organizational development, told The Star... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here.

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