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By Don Ogle 

Nebraska schools forgo open showers for private stalls


Sidney High School is in line with a growing trend when it comes to student privacy in the shower room.

The Accociated Press reports open showers in school locker rooms are going by the wayside as Nebraska schools build more private stalls.

The trend of phasing out gang-style showers began decades ago, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Today, it could ease privacy concerns of critics who oppose allowing transgender students to use the locker rooms of their choice.

Sidney Public Schools Superintendent Jay Ehler said when the new high school was built in 2009, the school was designed with priv...

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