I’ve heard that the courts have already ruled on this issue and found against transgender students.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over the School District, has weighed in on the issue of a transgender student’s restroom use and found for the student. In June 2016, Highland Local School District filed suit against the federal government after the U.S. Department of Education threatened to begin an enforcement action against the district for not allowing a transgender student to use the restroom consistent with the student’s gender identity. Highland sought a court order prohibiting the Department from starting the process to take Highland’s federal funding. The student intervened in the case seeking a court order allowing her to use the girls’ restroom. The Southern District Court of Ohio issued an opinion denying Highland’s request for a court order and granting the student’s request for a court order. The District Court and Sixth Circuit both denied the District’s request to stay the order while the matter was pending. As a result, the student was permitted to use the restroom consistent with her identified gender. If the District chose to act contrary to the ruling in the Highland case by not permitting a transgender student to use the restroom consistent with the student’s gender identity, the District has no reason to expect a different result in its favor.