On November 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) concluded that an Illinois public school district violated Title IX by prohibiting a transgender high school student from using the locker room consistent with her gender identity and by conditioning the student’s use of that locker room on her use of a privacy curtain or a private stall.
Office of Civil Rights Finds Title IX Violation for School District's Prohibition of Transgender Student's Use of Locker Room
About Swier Law Firm's Education Law Practice Group
Swier Law Firm recognizes the needs of South Dakota's school officials to obtain first-rate legal advice on a broad range of issues. Our Education Law Practice Group provides creative, timely, and cost-efficient legal strategies that balance the needs of students, parents, employees, and citizens with the interests of keeping a school district on solid legal footing.
The Group's attorneys author The South Dakota School Law Deskbook and South Dakota School Law Notes. The Group's attorneys also have years of experience teaching the popular "Education and the Law" class at the University of South Dakota School of Law.
Swier Law Firm serves as legal counsel for school districts throughout the state and for the School Administrators of South Dakota and its membership. SASD is an educational association comprised of over 800 school administrators (Superintendents, Business Managers, Principals, Special Education Directors, and Curriculum Directors) throughout South Dakota.