Support for Transgender Students
I fully support the Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools. As a retired school teacher, I have seen first-hand how difficult life can be for a transgender or non-binary student. As your document indicates, we need to help every student feel safe in school. “Because of societal prejudice and lack of awareness or understanding, transgender students may experience rejection, criticism, or bullying, that affect their emotional health and academic achievement.”
I support maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students. Every student deserve respect and compassion. And every student has something marvelously unique to share with the world.