What about the rights of sexually abused children that now have opposite gender in the restroom and locker room. LAWSUITS!!!!!
VA public education will end up having to let go of employees and teachers when the attendance significantly drops, if this passes as currently written.
I think most people agree Transgenders need to be treated equally in terms of bullying and harassement... I think most are fine with their choice of clothing (as long as it follows current school rules)- the main issues are the restrooms and locker rooms and TOTALLY UNDERSTANDABLE that parents would not want their children EXPOSED to body parts of opposite gender and vice versa! How could ANY PARENT with any ethics support this?
AND how can any parent support the school system not notifying them about their own child. This is a dangerous path... what else will they keep from parents in the future.
VDOE needs to rethink and go to the table and update this policy to remove much of the current policy- develop uni-sex restrooms and locker rooms, if you feel that is necessary.
VDOE job is to support EDUCATION - not be a part of BIG GOVERNMENT!