More Testimony Expected Tonight Over FWISD's Transgender Policies - Texas Scorecard

The Fort Worth ISD board is conducting its regularly scheduled meeting tonight where concerned citizens are expected to testify again on the district’s controversial transgender guidelines. Stand with Fort Worth has organized local citizens who continue to oppose what they refer to as “unlawfully passed” guidelines.

State Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) has been critical of FWISD’s tactics regarding the policy change, and called for the district to seek parental input. In response, FWISD has scheduled several town hall meetings to explain their policies.

The proposed town hall meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, June 2 at Paschal High School, hosted by District 8 Trustee Matthew Avila.
  • Monday, June 6 at Arlington Heights High School, hosted by District 5 Trustee Judy Needham and District 7 Trustee Norm Robbins.
  • Tuesday, June 7 at North Side High School, hosted by Board President/District 1 Trustee Jacinto Ramos.
  • Thursday, June 9 at South Hills High School, hosted by District 6 Trustee Ann Sutherland.

Texas Values, a respected conservative organization that protects and promotes family values, has been critical about FWISD’s transgender policy.

“Under the controversial rules, district employees can no longer use the words ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ and must abandon gender references. Information about a student’s gender expression on campus will be withheld from parents. No medical or mental health diagnosis is required in order to have a student claim an identity and therefore, they have full rights to the opposite sex locker rooms, bathrooms, etc.”

The district’s new guidelines have also come under scrutiny from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton. Texas Values also published a thorough analysis on their website of the most notable sections of FWISD’s policy and its implications.

Tonight’s school board meeting will begin at 5:30pm, at the Fort Worth Independent School District Board Complex, located at 2903 Shotts Street in Fort Worth.