A school board in Virginia voted unanimously to reject the state’s new transgender policies for students after members of the community objected.
PJ Media reported that the Russell County School Board rejected the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) transgender policy, which was approved last year. As PJ Media reported:
According to the policies, schools are required to “accept a student’s assertion of their gender identity without requiring any particular substantiating evidence, including diagnosis, treatment, or legal documents.”
So, as long a student insists they are transgender, they must be allowed to use whichever bathroom they prefer, locker rooms they prefer, etc.
The policy required Virginia public schools to adopt it, but Russell County refused. Community members and the school board itself spoke out against the policies.
“I was elected by the people of this community, and I intend to stand up to protect every kid and do the will of the people of Russell County — and not that of an overreaching state government,”