A Wisconsin school district will pay $800,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit that transgender former student Ash Whitaker brought, The Hill reported, citing The Kenosha News.
The Kenosha Unified School District voted, on Jan. 9, to approve the settlement in the suit from Whitaker, who graduated in June 2017. Whitaker filed the suit in July 2016, alleging that Tremper High School banned him from using the boys' bathroom and monitored his use of bathrooms.
Whitaker also said the school district forced him to stay in a room by himself during an overnight school trip.
The Kenosha News reported that $650,000 of the total settlement paid by the school district will go toward attorneys' fees, with Whitaker receiving the remainder.
The article is at thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/368371-wisconsin-school-district-pays-800k-in-discrimination-suit .