Controversial transgender teacher no longer at Oakville school, sources say


Published March 1, 2023 at 10:00 pm

The teacher at the centre of controversy at an Oakville high school.

Reports tonight indicate that a controversial transgender teacher is no longer teaching at an Oakville school.

Sources say that the teacher known as Kayla Lemieux is not currently assigned to Oakville Trafalgar High School, however, she is still employed by the Halton District School Board (HDSB).

Lemieux’s last day at the school was yesterday (Feb. 28), according to sources, although the HDSB has not officially confirmed the information.

The change follows several months of controversy that has swirled around the teacher, the school and the HDSB.

Lemieux’s attire has garnered worldwide attention because of her exaggerated breasts, tight clothing and long blonde wig that she started wearing to the classroom at the beginning of this school year. Previously, she was known as male teacher Kerry Lemieux, a shop teacher at Oakville Trafalgar. The school has received bomb threats from those who are angered by Lemieux’s appearance and the board’s apparent support for her right to dress as she pleases.

The situation came to a head recently when an American-based newspaper, the New York Post, printed photos of a person purported to be Lemieux not wearing her female outfit but instead dressed in men’s clothing. Lemieux has insisted the man in the photos is not her.

Meanwhile, HDSB trustees tussled with their own staff at a meeting tonight over policies concerning the conduct of teaching staff, an issue that has been raised since the Lemieux controversy.

Trustees questioned Director of Education Curtis Ennis and his team over their inability to enforce dress codes and codes of conduct under existing policies. Board staff maintained that they could not change current working conditions because they are in contract negotiations with teachers.

Although Ennis had been expected to come up with a plan on professionalism by today, his team has suggested a survey be conducted of teachers, parents and students to determine how to handle the situation.

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