Suspended trans teacher reinstated? Maybe not

laura jane klug beaumont enterpriseLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Nearly 2 weeks ago a transgender teacher in Texas was suspended following a “distraction” complaint from a parent. The teacher, Laura Jane Klug, was told by Lumberton Independent School District Superintendent John Valastro to stay home until ‘until the school board decides whether allow her to return to work’.

Following a school board meeting, there were news reports that she was reinstated. A LGBT publication, The Lone Star Q, got a confirmation of the reinstatement from the district’s HR director Anna Miller.

However, in the time since, Klug, a substitute teacher, did not received any calls for work. A television station, KBMT-TV is reporting that Valastro hasn’t actually made any decision on Klug’s reinstatement. The district didn’t comment further.

There hasn’t been any news on the Klug matter for at least 5 days. At this point in time we do not know Klug’s actual status with the school district.


I had hoped this his unexplained contradiction by school officials would have been cleared up by now. So, like Laura Jane Klug, we, too, are in limbo.

Klug’s initial suspension report:

t/h to all of you that brought to my attention Klug wasn’t getting calls for work from the district.

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Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

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5 replies

  1. I’m sure she’s on the list … *eyeroll*

  2. Lexie, Thank you for continuing to carry my story. Indeed, no decision has been made in regards to allowing me to substitute. Currently I have accepted an assignment in another department, where I have no contact with the students.

  3. Good luck! Fight or Die! Be not unheard or unseen!

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