Fairfax County Public Schools is learning a thing or two from the nearby Department of Education on getting stuff done.
The Virginia school board “has scrapped a public forum on the gender identity policy and scheduled a work session in which parents aren’t allowed to participate,” The Daily Signal reports.
The board chair handed out copies of the “gender identity and sexual orientation regulations” – straight from the district’s division counsel – to other members before the July 4 holiday weekend, with “no parental input—nothing from the taxpayers,” local mother Bethany Kozma told the Signal.
The regulations weren’t posted by the school board but they showed up on a pro-LGBT school employees website. Here’s what they say:
Gender identity governs which bathrooms and locker rooms students use
Transgender students can participate in sports, clubs “and other activities” in accordance with their gender identity
Staff and teachers must call transgender students “by their preferred name and pronoun”
Such students can convene a “support team” of parents, teachers and staff
The board chairman canceled a proposed July 14 public forum “after parents widely circulated emails calling on others to attend to voice their opposition to the regulations,” and replaced it with a no-parent “work session” scheduled for the following week, the Signal reports.