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Written by Bradley Schlegel Staff Writer
March 22, 2017

                An unnamed student at Boyertown High School is suing the Boyertown Area School District and three administrators in federal court for allegedly violating his right to bodily privacy. On Tuesday, the minor student, through his parents, filed a civil lawsuit against the district and three school officials in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

                Gender identity issues appear to be at the center of this case. According to the suit, filed by two Christian-based organizations, the plaintiff was exposed involuntarily "to an undressed student of the opposite sex while changing in his school's locker room."

                The incident violated the male student's rights as identified in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Title IX and Pennsylvania's Public School Code of 1949, according to the text of the 31-page complaint.

                The lawsuit accuses four defendants – the ...



Written by Larry Roeder Editor
March 22, 2017

                After Upper Perkiomen School District officials approved an agreement supposedly made between their solicitor and the solicitor for Upper Hanover Township, the ball is back on the court – so to speak.

                A hearing on whether to allow others to become party to an appeal filed by the school district against conditions imposed by Upper Hanover officials for construction of a new middle school has been rescheduled from its original March 20 date to March 30.

                The proposed project to build a new middle school on district property along Montgomery Avenue, the border line between Upper Hanover Township and the Borough of Pennsburg, has been in the court system since district officials filed an appeal back in November 2016. The appeal argues against conditions placed on the project by the township.

                Those conditions included construction of sidewalks, student busing and ...



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