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Kansas Education Board Votes to Ignore Transgender Decree

Posted by Steve Schram on June 15, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Originally published on June 14, 2016 on ABC News by Melissa Hellmann

The Kansas State Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to ignore a directive from President Obama's administration that public schools allow transgender students to use restrooms matching their gender identity, and instead the board left decisions up to school districts.

What remains unclear is whether the 10-0 vote will endanger over $479 million in federal aid, or about 10 percent of the state's education budget.

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