Attorney General Andrew Bailey of Missouri has filed a lawsuit against the Wentzville School District Board of Education. The basis of the lawsuit is an accusation that the board secretly passed a new transgender bathroom policy, allegedly stating that the decision was “not the parents business.” Bailey argues that this move violated Missouri’s Open Meetings Law. Meg Kilgannon, senior fellow at the Family Research Council, contrasts this situation with occurrences in California and New Jersey, where school boards defending parental rights on gender identity issues are allegedly being attacked by the state’s attorneys general. She underscores the importance of local government and the role it plays in shaping cultural norms and values.
Do you believe that all policy decisions made by a school board should be transparent and open to scrutiny by parents and the community?