Teacher sues school district over name, pronoun policy

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A Geary County math teacher is suing the local school board for refusing to give her a religious exemption from a policy requiring teachers to use the preferred names and pronouns of transgender students.

Pamela Ricard, a teacher in the district since 2005, was suspended for three days last year for not referring to a student by their preferred name in violation of general district policies intended to prevent bullying and promote diversity and inclusion.

Ricard is asking a federal judge to declare those policies unconstitutional as . . .


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