Trustees for Carroll Independent School District passed a resolution denouncing President Joe Biden’s rewrite of Title IX. 

During Monday night’s meeting, the Carroll ISD board of trustees unanimously passed the resolution in a 6-0 vote. 

“The CISD Board of Trustees denounces the recent changes to Title IX regulations proposed by the Biden administration, expressing deep concern over the potential negative impact on our students and community,” reads the resolution.

During the meeting, CISD School Board President Cameron Bryan gave a speech supporting the resolution, saying, “What the Biden administration is doing is redefining XX and XY to whatever you want to identify as. That is a very, very dangerous precedent, and this school district and this board will fight to make sure that our daughters and our girls are protected from boys entering bathrooms, locker rooms, and eventually … girls’ sports. That’s not going to happen here. We’re taking a stance.”

Last month, the Biden administration released a nearly 1,500-page rewrite of Title IX rules—the federal civil rights law designed to prohibit sex-based discrimination in education.

The new version would add “gender identity” as a protected class. It would also force schools to allow biological males to use female spaces. If a school refuses to comply, federal funding would be withheld. 

After the rewrite was released, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration, and he said the new rule infringes on Texas’ sovereignty by “imposing substantial pressure on Texas to change its laws and policies.” 

Gov. Greg Abbott also sent a letter to President Joe Biden condemning the revision and instructing the Texas Education Agency to ignore his new rule.

Unless a court blocks the Final Rule, it will take effect on August 1, 2024. 

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.