Oppose Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools
It should not fall onto the government, ergo the department of education to institute LGBTQ material into the curriculum. The Commonwealth of Virginia is a Cross Cultural Commonwealth and not all cultures are receptive to boiler plate type approaches. Resources should be made available and the option to partake in LGBTQ inclusive curricula is more appropriate given our sociocultural make up in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The draft policy should strengthen the anti-harassment and anti-bullying policies. Strong and deterring policies and actions will ensure a safe and healthy environment for all students, especially those struggling with transgender challenges in today’s society.