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VB School Board to consider adopting state’s protections for transgender, nonbinary students Tuesday night – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-09-14 19:31:28 –

Gabbing Rim will speak at the Virginia Beach Board of Education on September 14, 2021. (WAVY photo / Michelle Wolf)

Virginia Beach, Virginia (WAVY) — The Virginia Beach Board of Education will consider adopting the state’s new indiscriminate model policy on Tuesday night.

Public schools throughout the federation The law requires that current policies be revised or that state model policies be adopted to protect students identified as transgender and non-binary.

The Transgender Model Policy protects transgender and non-binary students by allowing them to use the desired pronouns. You can also use the bathroom and locker room to play in a gender-identified sports team.

Transgender policy was listed as an action item at the last Virginia Beach Board of Education meeting, but could not be voted or discussed due to the law of the meeting.

Board members were unable to vote for the policy because it was first introduced at the same meeting last month. The meeting protocol stipulates that action items must be reviewed and discussed first. School officials can then vote for the item at the next meeting. ..

With the policy properly implemented, board members have the opportunity to vote for it on Tuesday night.

Gavin Grimm started a public comment period during the public comment period at the meeting on Tuesday.

Grim sued the Gloucester County Board of Education for transgender discrimination and won the case despite an appeal from the Board of Education that brought the case to the US Supreme Court. Born as a woman, Grimm was denied the ability to use a boy’s bathroom at Gloucester’s high school at the age of fifteen.

Grim also attended a meeting of the Newport News Board of Education before. The conference convened a board of directors to review the adoption of state guidelines to ensure the protection of transgender and non-binary students. NS The board of directors finally decided to adopt this policy and Despite going back and forth on this issue many times.

Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake were the only districts on Hampton Roads that started school this fall, with no policies in place.

And on Monday night, the Chesapeake Board of Education revised its current promiscuous policy to include protection for all students and staff, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Board members have also added the term “inclusiveness” to their policies. Chesapeake’s policy is not the same as the state’s model policy, but it lays the foundation for future protocols and is the minimum action required by the state.

WAVY’s Michelle Wolf is sitting at the meeting tonight and let you know what’s going on. For the latest information, see FOX 43 at 10 pm and WAVY News 10 at 11 pm.

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