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A transgender Ontario high school teacher, whom the district has refused to identify, is going viral for wearing massive fake, prosthetic breasts at the school in front of students.
Some parents are saying it’s “obscene,” which is causing the school board to consider a new dress code policy to ensure professionalism in the workplace.
The Board of Trustees passed a motion requesting the director of education develop a professionalism policy “to maintain appropriate and professional standards of dress and decorum in the classroom.”
The Halton District School Board received the motion on January 3rd.
Despite the policy change, the education director is trying to “reaffirm the importance” of human rights for “underserved and underrepresented” groups.
“The HDSB’s commitment to human rights remains rooted in our core values and commitment to each and every student and staff who identifies as a member of an underserved and underrepresented group, and our approach is informed by opinions from leading employment law firms with human rights and equity advisors.”
“This commitment and approach will continue to be applied as the HDSB looks to fulfill this motion,” the director stated.
From Fox News:
The teacher, whom the district has refused to identify, went viral in September after videos of the giant prosthetic breasts and nipple. The Canadian teacher works at Oakville Trafalgar High School.
Some have argued that the district was required by Canadian law to allow the transgender teachers to dress as they please, while others have said the attire is sexual, and therefore extremely inappropriate to be worn around minor children.
The trustees have requested the policy be presented in a report by March 1, 2023, with an interim report in February 2023.