PALATINE – Parents of District 211 and District 87 students want their children's school authorities to resist the federal government's demands that sexes mix in school restrooms and showers.
The movement is growing in reaction to schools being threatened with discrimination lawsuits against transgender students.
A video produced by Illinois Family Institute cues up a number of parents demanding privacy for their children while at school. Parent groups are forming to oppose mixing genders in bathrooms and showers.
"What could possibly make any school administrator think such an arrangement could be tolerable, much less in the students' best interest?" asked District 87 parent Denise Schick, herself a sexual abuse victim, at a recent meeting in Palatine.
One state lawmaker has responded to his constituents' complaints by filing HB 4474, a bill that would protect students from losing their privacy while in school showers or bathrooms.
"The ultimate aim is to destroy any distinction between male and female," State Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine).
Illinois Family Institute calls on parents from throughout the state to push their lawmakers to vote on the bill.