Some VA School Boards Opposing New Transgender Policies

  •  Some school boards in Virginia are formally expressing their opposition to new transgender guidelines from the Virginia Department of Education, which would put more authority in the hands of parents and alter rules for bathrooms and locker rooms.
  • The Fairfax County School Board and the Falls Church City School Board voted to formally oppose the guidelines this week. School officials in several districts have already indicated that they will try to fight the guidelines.
  • “To the Board, the most concerning aspect of the model policies is that if they were implemented as drafted, they would codify practices in contravention of medical guidelines for care that would harm transgender and gender nonconforming children,” the FCCPS Board wrote in its official comments on the policies.
  • “Such harm is antithetical to FCCPS’s mission, and indeed contrary to goals of public schools generally.”