Hundreds of students in Milford, N.H., staged a walkout Friday over school officials’ decision to ban urinals for the purpose of achieving gender equity.
School Board member Noah Boudreault told the Associated Press he proposed new restrictions on bathroom use as part of a compromise.
“I want to be clear, it was a compromise to both sides of this issue,” he told AP. “It was out into effect last week.”
Video captured by local TV media showed students holding signs that said, “We Want Urinals.”
One student interviewed said just a few parents who complained were behind the policy.
The ban on urinals came as part of complicated negotiations over policies concerning which bathrooms can be used by males and females.
The protest over the right to have urinals was far more successful than other recent school walkouts.