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April 19, 2017

District officials commit to installing sidewalks near proposed middle school

 

            Upper Perkiomen School District and Upper Hanover Township could resolve conditional use issues related to the proposed new middle school on Thursday.

            Municipal officials will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m.  April 20 to consider a settlement stipulation approved by district officials related to its land use appeal against the township.   

            "A vote will be taken one way or another," Solicitor Joe Bresnan said during the township's April 12 board of supervisors public meeting. "There won't be any action tonight … It's not for a lack of trying. We're trying to do what is best for everyone involved."

            Supervisors met in executive session for 60 minutes prior to the ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017

Three Students Join Lawsuit over BASD Transgender Policy

 

            Three more Boyertown High School students have joined a civil lawsuit against the school district and its administrators claiming that their right to bodily privacy is violated by the district's transgender policy.

            On Tuesday, the students identified as junior Mary Smith, 18; junior Jack Jones, a minor; and senior Macy Roe, 18, joined Joel Doe, also a minor, in the case. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania last month by two Christian-based organizations, which represent Joel Doe and his guardians.

            BASD policy allows students to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

            The lawsuit claims that because of the policy, Doe was ...



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