VDOE has gone far beyond the path prescribed by General Assembly--strongly oppose
The proposed policies give a blanket endorsement to such controversial and disputed views as "Gender identity is considered an innate characteristic that most children declare by ages 5 to 6". A view far different from that of many parents.
Schools should not be accommodating that or the especially harmful view that youth is an appropriate time to be encouraging, in some cases, irreversible, "gender transitions".
These proposed regulations infringe the First Amendment Rights of parents to raise and care for their children, and would pit children against their parents when it comes to important questions about sex and gender identity.