“Criticize” might be putting it mildly when describing Sen. Phil Berger’s reaction to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools transgender student policy, unveiled earlier this week:

If you you really wanna know how the Senate President Pro Tempore feels, he elaborates on his Facebook page. Meanwhile, Charlotte Observer reports:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools sent a message to all principals Monday: When school opens in August, transgender students will be called by the name and pronoun they choose. That chosen gender identity will be honored in restrooms, locker rooms, yearbooks and graduation ceremonies, according to a new regulation released Monday.

Superintendent Ann Clark said CMS has been working on the regulation for a year, but the political furor over North Carolina’s House Bill 2 left principals and teachers confused and wary.

“You’ve kind of had to feel your way through this,” Myers Park High School Principal Mark Bosco said at a news conference after the training.

A couple of things here—CMS claims it is merely operating under guidance of the recent 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stating that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom based on the gender with which they identify.

Other thing is CMS Superintendent Ann Clark said the new regulation did not require a Board of Education vote, but board members nonetheless stand behind the new plan. Stay tuned.