Settlement reached between the VCSC & Two Transgender Students


Terre Haute, In. – A settlement has been reached in the federal lawsuit against the Vigo County School Corporation claiming that the Corporation violated the rights of two transgender students.  The ACLU and Indiana Legal Services filed the lawsuit in November of 2021 when the students claimed the school corporation violated their rights by denying them access to the male restrooms at Terre Haute North Vigo High School.  The students said they were diagnosed with gender dysphoria and were prescribed hormone therapy but were told by school administrators that they were not allowed to use the male restrooms. The details of the settlement were not made public, but the school corporation issued this statement:
“We can confirm that we reached a mutually agreeable settlement with a VCSC family. We work every day to build on the strengths of our diverse community to create an engaging, comprehensive educational environment for each of our students.”