Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 officials have refused to enter into mediation talks with the family of a transgender girl who wants to return to school.

Six-year-old Coy Mathis is being home-schooled this semester because she has been denied access to the girls' bathroom at Eagleside Elementary School.

"It's disappointing. Our goal is to get her in the environment she needs to be in. We just wanted to sit down and talk to the administrators as adults," said Coy's mother Kathryn Mathis.

School district officials did not return phone calls requesting comment.

New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund attorneys filed a complaint February 15 with the Colorado Civil Rights Division on behalf of Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, that claims Coy has been discriminated against. Barring the first grader from the girls' bathroom is targeting her for stigma, bullying and harassment, said the fund's attorney Michael Silverman.

The district has until March 17 to respond to the commission complaint. However, in the meantime, mediation was suggested as part of the legal process, and was refused by the district.

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