I oppose these draft model policies. They allow a student to choose which bathroom or locker room to use, thus eliminating the privacy and safety of students. Parental rights are ignored. Schools would deceive parents concerning their child’s transgender status. Parents would not be notified if their child is being interrogated by school officials for allegedly violating these policies, or be able to intervene on the child’s behalf unless the complaints are not resolved “at the school level.” Parents who encourage their children to embrace their God-given sex could be reported by the school for child abuse or neglect for “not affirming” a transgender student. These policies violate Virginia’s parental rights statute. Also, the policies provide absolutely no exceptions or accommodations for a student or teacher whose religious faith, conscience, or understanding of biology and sociology prevents them from going along with the “transgender” ideology and policies.