Clay County, Florida politicians are very vocal against President Barack Obama’s transgender student mandate. The mandate requires all public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice or they will face legal action and/or loss of federal funding.As we reported, last week Clay County Sheriff candidate Darryl Daniels said he does not think the Obama administration has the constitutional right to impose such a mandate and he also warned of the consequences that may arise from it.
Now the superintendent of Clay County Schools, Charlie Van Zant essentially said the same things Daniels did and vowed not to enforce Obama’s mandate in the county.
Van Zant stated in a YouTube video:
This directive from the Obama administration does not carry the force of law, and you can be assured that we will not allow this intrusion by the federal government into your child’s school life.
I am in communication with the Governor’s office, as well as our representative in Congress, to determine how the state of Florida will respond to this overreach of power.In the meantime, I will continue to honor my oath as superintendent to defend the Constitution and our state and federal laws as they are properly interpreted.
Our priority in every aspect of our district operations is to apply common sense solutions that meet local needs and protect the safety and privacy of all students.
You can watch the full YouTube video here: