More than 300 Perkiomen Valley School District students walked out on September 15 to protest the Perkiomen Valley School Board’s tabling of Proposed Policy 720, which would have required students to use whichever restrooms correspond to their sex.
Area father Tim Jagger said his daughter was “too upset and emotionally disturbed to walk into a restroom” under the status quo. “There needs to be some changes. It’s just uncomfortable seeing 19-year-old men or 18-year-old men in the bathroom,” added student Victoria Rudolph.
The backlash led to the school board revisiting the subject on October 2, and this time passing Policy 720 by a 5-4 vote, local ABC affiliate WPVI reports. Board member Don Fountain, who previously opposed the policy, flipped to the deciding vote in favor.