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Tudor Dixon criticizes Muskegon Public Schools over gender-neutral bathrooms

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(Craig Mauger/The Detroit News via AP)
(Craig Mauger/The Detroit News via AP)
Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon speaks to the media after turning in nominating petitions, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Lansing, Mich.

GOP gubernatorial candidate says district has "lost its way"

Gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon is criticizing the Muskegon Public School District for building gender neutral bathrooms at its new Middle School.

The comments came Tuesday at a press conference in front of the Michigan Department of Education building in Lansing. Tudor Dixon, the Republican candidate for governor, not only called for the state superintendent’s resignation, but also criticized Muskegon Public Schools for it gender neutral bathrooms and other districts like it who have “lost their way.”

"We have a school district like Muskegon bragging about how their new middle schools won't have any boys or girls’ bathrooms, they'll all be gender neutral….can we not have a little privacy for our children at such a critical age," Dixon said.

WGVU reached out to the Muskegon School Board for a response, at the time of this report, calls had not been returned.

In March of 2022, the district released the design plans for its new $30 million middle school, slated to open by January 2024 on the grounds of the former Mercy Health Hackley Hospital. Blueprints featured all gender-neutral bathrooms throughout the building.

District officials said that the bathrooms were in response to students in the LGBTQ community who said they struggled choosing which bathroom to use.