(Coon Rapids, MN) — A transgender high school student has won a 300-thousand-dollar settlement from Anoka-Hennepin School District after being forced to change in a segregated locker room. Yesterday, the ALCU and the state Department of Human Rights announced that Nick H. got the settlement from a lawsuit over treatment at Coon Rapids High School in 2016. Nick was allowed to use the boys locker room for swimming for several months before the school board banned him and threatened discipline if he did. The payout comes alongside required staff training and a series of policy reforms the school district must introduce, including compliance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
Transgender Student Wins Settlement From Anoka-Hennepin School District
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-24T06:54:36-05:00March 24th, 2021|
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Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!