The East Aurora High School Board of Education recently passed a policy that would have permitted gender-confused students to use the restrooms and locker rooms designated for those of the opposite sex (i.e. of the sex that these students wish they were). The policy also mandated that district employees refer to these students using opposite sex pronouns (i.e. of the sex which these students wish they were), and it would have permitted gender-confused students to cross-dress at school without their parents’ knowledge or permission.
The policy was rescinded four days later and the district administrator, Christie Aird, who proposed it and apparently misrepresented it to the board was temporarily placed on administrative leave. ...
[However]...It was too much to hope for that the vote to rescind the misguided East Aurora High School policy for gender-confused students would remain unchallenged. Common sense and decency are in short supply in public schools, so almost immediately after the policy was rescinded, the school board formed an ad hoc committee to revisit the rescinded policy. The committee had its first meeting last week. Multiple sources have reported that the chairperson of the committee made it clear that she wants East Aurora High School to be the trailblazer on “transgender” policy for Illinois schools.
Serving on the committee are two adult cross-dressing males who wish they were women. “Joanie Rae” Wimmer is a Downer’s Grove attorney, and “Crystal Ann” Gray, who lives in Woodstock, IL, works as a “transgender” advocate. Click here to watch a video of Gray and “Shari” Miller, another gender-confused man who as of 2008 was Gray’s romantic partner. Aurora parents, church leaders, and other residents should be outraged that this is who is coming into their school to create school policy that would affect their children.
Also in attendance was Sara Schriber, former ACLU attorney and current policy director for the Chicago-based homosexual activist organization, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. This is the organization instrumental in getting homosexuality-affirming resources into Beye Elementary School in Oak Park.
Lesbian Shannon Sullivan, another Illinois Safe Schools Alliance staff member, complained to WBEZ that opposition to this policy came from “outside groups,” namely IFI. Ironically, she said that just after admitting that the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, an outside group, had been working behind the scenes for months with Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Programs Christie Aird.