LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va.—At the school board meeting Tuesday night, Loudoun County parents urged the board to adopt Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new transgender student policies.
The new model policies were released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) on Sept. 16. The 30-day public comment period began on Sep. 26. After the state superintendent approves the final version, the new guidelines will take effect. All Virginia school districts are required to adopt the VDOE model policies or a more comprehensive version.
According to the new policies (pdf), public schools cannot affirm a student’s gender without parents’ written requests. In addition, bathroom and locker room use is to be based on students’ sex, defined as the biological sex at birth. Student sports participation should be sex-based as well unless federal laws require otherwise….
Source: The Epoch Times