Fairfax’s Transgender Policy Must Be Challenged

The Fairfax County Public School system (FCPS) says it won’t comply with the Virginia Department of Education’s new transgender policy because the current FCPS policy is “consistent with federal and state anti-discrimination laws as required by the new model policies.”  See Letter from Superintendent Michelle Reid to the Community, Aug. 15, 2023. HERE. This is…

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Fairfax School Board Defies Virginia’s Transgender Policy

After leaking its closed-door decision to transgender advocates, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) announced on August 15 that it would ignore the Virginia Board of Education’s recently issued transgender policy. The decision was revealed in a community letter from the FCPS Superintendent, which is HERE. Not a word or comma in FCPS’ existing policy will…

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Fairfax School Superintendent Reacts to Youngkin Transgender Policy; Fairfax Schools Monitor Responds

  Superintendent Reid’s Letter to Fairfax Families On Friday, September 16, The Virginia Department of Education, under the Republican administration of Governor Glenn Younkin, published a new model policy for dealing with transgender issues in public schools (hereinafter “Model Policy”).  The new policy differs in important respects from the existing transgender policy of the Fairfax…

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Youngkin Administration Revamps Model Transgender Policies

Introduction Two recent posts on this site have reported on, and criticized, the Fairfax County School Board’s transgender regulation.  See “Fairfax Parents Excluded From Kids’ Gender Issues,” Aug. 31, 2022, and “Trans Rules Fairfax Schools,” Sept. 7, 2022. The Fairfax County regulation has now been thrown into doubt.  On September 16, 2022, the Virginia Department of…

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Fairfax Parents Excluded From Kids’ Gender Issues

A Conversation Between a Pre-Teen and Teacher Recently, twelve-year-old Sam approached a teacher at his Fairfax County public school, and this conversation occurred: Sam:  Miss Jones, I sometimes wonder whether I’m really a girl, trapped in a boy’s body. Jones:  When did you start feeling that way? Sam:  A while ago, but last week, when…

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