Opposed - Creates Significant Problems
We all agree that bullying is not acceptable and that thought is a good one. These proposed guidelines, however well intentioned, are simultaneoisly going against science, going against religious beliefs, setting up students for unnecessary discipline, and creating environments where sexual harassment will flourish. Students can not be expected to ascertain a gender identity if it is constantly changing and is only in a specific student's mind. Furthermore, a school system should encourage scientific studies. Scientifically, a person's gender chromosomes are one thing at birth and remain that thing. It does not change during the course or a week, month, etc.. Furthermore, Scripture and science strongly agree that there are two genders. These policies are going to cause innocent students to be disciplined for no reason, for science to be thrown out the window, and for religion to be ignored. Meanwhile, the allowance of any student to use any locker room and restroom they would like WILL cause instances of sexual harassment and discomfort that are grossly unacceptable. The final result of these policies will likely be a mass exodus out of the VA Public School system. These guidelines, as written, would cause massive problems throughout the state in every county and community.