The Thursday night Fannin County Board of Education meeting will be at Fannin County High School cafeteria instead of the Board of Education office. The time is still 6 pm. The Board of Education asks that people wishing to attend the meeting to please park on the stadium side of the cafeteria between the lunch room and the stadium. There is a scholarship event in the High School Performing Arts Center at the same time as the meeting. Families of the scholarship students need to be able to park in front of the Performing Arts Center.
The Board of Education has changed from the usual meeting location at the Board office to the cafeteria to accommodate expected protesters at the meeting. The protesters will be speaking about providing bathrooms for transgender students in the Fannin County School System. The Board is not voting or making decisions regarding transgender bathrooms. Superintendent Mark Henson has stated that Fannin County Schools comply with US laws regarding civil rights of transgender students. (see article “Fannin Board of Education: Superintendent Henson Will Follow US Law Regarding Transgender Bathrooms”)
The subject of transgender bathrooms will come up during the public comments portion of the meeting. Each monthly Board of Education meeting has a section of the meeting reserved for public comments. Public comments are a time for just that, parents or people in Fannin County to speak to the entire School Board about what they think is important. A topic that comes up during public comments will be heard by the Board, but it does not mean that the Board will or must take action on the topic.
Protesters are getting together before the Board of Education at the First Baptist Church down the street from the Board of Education. They will begin gathering at 5 pm for prayer and will walk from the church to the Board of Education meeting, which will be held at the cafeteria.
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