The Aquinas Catholic Schools are responding to a recent La Crosse Tribune report on a meeting for teachers and administrators which was described as “Anti-LGBTQ+ education.”
Superintendent Thomas Reichenbacher says the report on a Friday presentation about transgender issues was inaccurate. The superintendent says there was not a “letter to instructors and staff” from the Diocese of La Crosse or the Aquinas Schools, saying that attendance for the program was mandatory.
The report says a letter was sent to staffers, saying that the program would reject the importance of gender-inclusive education in the local Catholic schools.
Reichenbacher says the program presenter called on the audience to listen to people experiencing transgender issues. He also says no person, especially a Catholic school teacher, “should condemn, demean, or otherwise bully anyone,” especially anyone dealing with transgender issues.