Parent Challenges Law Requiring Tampons In Boys' Bathroom As A Wasteful Use Of School Budgets

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  4 weeks ago  •  27 comments

By:   Erika Hanson (GoTutors)

Parent Challenges Law Requiring Tampons In Boys' Bathroom As A Wasteful Use Of School Budgets
A school board parent is opposing Oregon's menstrual dignity act for spending up millions of the state's budget.

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By Erika Hanson | 8 seconds ago

Public school districts have been going to what some consider extreme measures to be welcoming and inclusive to all students, no matter how they identify. Not everyone agrees with this modern notion, and there are many reasons for the rejection, including the price tag that can accompany these initiatives. Because of the hefty chunk of funds being allotted from public school budgets to Oregon's new menstrual dignity act, one parent is speaking out and challenging the law that requires schools to place period products inside of the boys' bathroom.

G2T covered the breaking story a few months ago, with an exclusive memo from Portland Public Schools to parents notifying them that the district was rolling out a series of plans to place tampons and other period products inside boys' restrooms, even at the elementary school level. It was all part of a law passed by the state known as the menstrual dignity act in 2021. Meant to be inclusive for transitioning students who might be using a new bathroom facility, Fox News now reports that this act costs the state millions of dollars to roll out, and a parent is calling it ludicrous and wasteful.

The menstrual dignity act was phased into school over a period of time, starting with just one or two bathrooms requiring the period products. But by 2023, each and every school bathroom will be required to make available at no cost to students. Eagle Point School District parent and board member, Cherylene Stritenberg is petitioning the Oregon Department of Education to repeal the act, citing its massive cost.

To enact the menstrual dignity act throughout schools in the state, $5.6 million of the state's $9.3 billion public education budget will be used. Stritenberg isn't necessarily opposed to making free period products available to students, but more specifically to the costs of having to place them inside the boys' bathroom. Specifically, she calls it a misuse of funds.

In Portland Schools, district officials already purchased more than 500 dispenser units for placing the period products in various bathrooms in schools in accordance with rulings for the menstrual dignity act. On average these types of machines cost between $300 and $415 per machine. That isn't even including the costs of the tampons and pads themselves.

The public school system in America has been falling behind year after year, as trust in the system wanes. What's more, families are watching taxpayer dollars fund endeavors like Oregon's menstrual dignity act, simultaneously while academics continue to fail. This is just one of the many reasons why more and more parents are pulling their children from public schools in favor of private institutions or even homeschooling, with a focus on core academics.

Even as many parents like Stritenberg push back on the menstrual dignity act, others see it as a needed progressive movement inside schools. More children are identifying as transgender than ever before. Likewise, mental health issues are on the rise, especially for LGBTQ+ identifying students. Some see this initiative as an essential way for schools to support these students.


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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    4 weeks ago

Is there something in the West Coast water that is causing this level of idiocy?

WTF are they doing out there?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2  seeder  Texan1211    4 weeks ago

I am happy to live in a state where people know that males do not menstruate and won't waste millions putting women's feminine hygiene products where they are not needed.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

0.000602150538

That is the percentage of the states education budget spent on this. About half of a thousandth of a percent. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3    4 weeks ago

The POINT is that it should be at ZERO.

Males do not need women's menstruation products.

So why waste ANY money on this idiocy?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
3.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1    4 weeks ago
So why waste ANY money on this idiocy?

For the same reason banks pay to put braille on drive through mini banks.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1    4 weeks ago

What is the percentage of the 0.000602150538 that will be spent on boys bathrooms as opposed to the percentage that is putting the period machines in girls bathrooms?  

This is a miniscule part of the states education budget. Why dont you find something more productive to worry about? 

 
 
 
squiggy
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3.1.3  squiggy  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1.1    4 weeks ago
For the same reason banks pay

Fear of PC Police.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
3.1.4  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.2    4 weeks ago

Why do boys need tampons John?  $5.6 million can buy a lot of lunches or school supplies

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
3.1.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Greg Jones @3.1.4    4 weeks ago

I don’t know about tampons but I used to carry sanitary pads in the field as emergency bandages.  That was back in the day, today Tactical Medical Solutions, QuikClot, Celox, H&H, and SAM Medical have superior products.  Still, nothing like a hose stocking to get that final high gloss shine on some shoes.

 
 
 
arkpdx
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3.1.6  arkpdx  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.2    4 weeks ago

John what percentage of boys need to use tampons? Here is a clue for you it is absolutely zero percent. And before you  or any wacko liberal start going on about how transgender males may need them, those are not real boys and are and always will be females. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.7  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.2    4 weeks ago
What is the percentage of the 0.000602150538 that will be spent on boys bathrooms as opposed to the percentage that is putting the period machines in girls bathrooms?  

Don't know, don't give a fuck.

What I DO know is that NONE of this should be placed in restrooms for MALES.

Let's follow the fucking science, eh?

This is a miniscule part of the states education budget. Why dont you find something more productive to worry about? 

Because NOT challenging stuff this idiotic leads to more idiocy.

Why, oh why is this sane to you?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.8  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.7    4 weeks ago

I dont call it sane or not sane. Its none of my business and there are better things to worry about. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.9  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1.1    4 weeks ago
For the same reason banks pay to put braille on drive through mini banks.

Banks are not using taxpayer funds for their idiocy.

See the difference?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.10  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.8    4 weeks ago
I dont call it sane or not sane. Its none of my business and there are better things to worry about. 

Then perhaps it is best if you move along lest someone thinks you actually care about this example of wokism gone astray.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.11  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @3.1.4    4 weeks ago

only half of that is going to boys bathrooms, the other half is going to girls bathrooms. Had you read the article you would know that. 

This program (for the boys) is costing each Oregon taxpayer somewhere in the neighborhood of two dollars per year . 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.12  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.11    4 weeks ago
This program (for the boys) is costing each Oregon taxpayer somewhere in the neighborhood of two dollars per year . 

And the cost should be zero because this is a monumentally stupid-ass law,

What kind of idiots think it is necessary to put tampons in mens' rooms?

I mean, of course, outside of Oregon nut-job lawmakers?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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3.1.13  Jack_TX  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1.1    4 weeks ago
For the same reason banks pay to put braille on drive through mini banks

Excessive government regulation?  

Banks do that because the US Govt requires it.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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3.1.14  Ronin2  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1.1    4 weeks ago

So you are equating a real physical handicap that affects people; with the exceedingly low number of teen females transferring to males?

I have actually seen a blind person use an ATM. Can't say the same of a teen female transferring to being a male.

Schools scream about a lack of funding; but then are required to do stupid shit like this.

Oh, and banks are required to put brail on ATMs by law; and guess who they pass that cost onto?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
3.1.15  Ozzwald  replied to  Ronin2 @3.1.14    4 weeks ago
So you are equating a real physical handicap that affects people; with the exceedingly low number of teen females transferring to males?

1. No, I am making fun of people who are so triggered by such a stupid thing.

2. Thank you for admitting that there are people that would make use of those tampons.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
3.1.16  Ronin2  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1.15    4 weeks ago

Please don't ever complain about public schools lacking funds.

The left have departed the real world forever.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
3.1.17  Ozzwald  replied to  Ronin2 @3.1.16    4 weeks ago
Please don't ever complain about public schools lacking funds.

When have I ever?  Are you making shit up again?

The left have departed the real world forever.

Real right world, you mean.  Who won the election in your world?

 
 
 
arkpdx
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3.1.18  arkpdx  replied to  Ronin2 @3.1.16    4 weeks ago

When has the left ever been in the real world?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
3.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @3    4 weeks ago

It will be interesting to see how long the dispensers stay in the boys bathroom before they are vandalized and stolen.  Maybe they will add cameras as well.

 
 
 
squiggy
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3.2.1  squiggy  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.2    4 weeks ago

In five minutes the class clown will walk out with one in each nostril.

 
 
 
squiggy
Sophomore Quiet
3.2.2  squiggy  replied to  squiggy @3.2.1    4 weeks ago

... then discipline will cost the district $7.3m in a lost suit.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
3.3  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @3    4 weeks ago

So you approve yet another example of insane leftist wackery?  jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.3.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Greg Jones @3.3    4 weeks ago

I guess we just aren't woke enough to recognize the value in having tampons in a men's room.

 
 

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