When school board administrators, trustees and teachers unions claim it’s “all about the kids”, don’t believe them for a moment.
The latest proof is the decision this past week by Halton District School Board trustees and administrators to sanction the outlandish, verging on obscene, dress of transgender high school teacher Kayla Lemieux.
Their latest edict states clearly that Lemieux’s rights to gender expression far outweigh the rights of others in the school.
Lemieux, a transgender shop teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School, caused an international sensation at the start of this school year for sporting outrageously mammoth breasts and tight tops with protruding fake nipples to class.
The school, which was subject to several protests in September, became an international laughing stock for allowing this to occur.
As True North learned in October, Lemieux is actually an employee of the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board who went on leave last year.
In an unnecessarily arduous report to the board this past week, HR superintendent Sari Taha states that implementing any sort of formal, or heaven forbid professional dress code or grooming standards, would likely expose the Board to “considerable liability.”
Taha’s report says even though the dress code would be non-discriminatory, it would likely be found “discriminatory” if it adversely impacts on an employee based on their Code-protected grounds.
The report also notes that employers need to “make allowances” to allow employees to express themselves according to their “lived gender.”
“We note that if the employer desires to foster a culture of professionalism, respect, equity and inclusion, a truly reasonable and non-discriminatory dress code or grooming standards would most likely fail to yield the intended results,” says the report.
What this ridiculous report confirms is that Lemieux’s interests in personal expression far outweigh the board’s interests in maintaining a professional working environment.
It seems the board is far more concerned about legal action from the teacher or her union than allowing students to learn in an environment where a teacher doesn’t look like a caricature of a drag performer – and a rather freaky one at that.
How entirely gutless of them. They should absolutely be ashamed of themselves.
This outfit, I’m afraid, misrepresents and mocks women. No real (biological) woman would ever walk around the street showing off obscenely large breasts with protruding nipples, let alone teach class that way.
It shows how far overboard woke school boards are prepared to go to pander to protect themselves from the transgender activists.
Clearly common sense is no longer common at Ontario’s school boards.
It points yet again to why Ontario’s public boards need to experience a rude awakening and not just through declining enrollment.
Bringing in school choice and charter schools would be a strong message to these woke warriors that kids should come first.