Virginia Beach school board gives superintendent authority to make gender-related policies

Virginia Beach school board gives superintendent authority to make gender-related policies

Virginia Beach school board gives superintendent authority to make gender-related policies School board member who opposed the new policy said it is a violation of religious liberty protections Virginia Beach's school board voted Tuesday to allow the superintendent to create gender-related policies aligned with new state requirements. The 7-3 vote came amid fiery public comments supporting and opposing the proposal, which has been criticized for granting the superintendent too much policymaking authority. The state is currently mandating that school boards adopt measures either aligned with or tougher than model policies released by the Department of Education (DOE). Those would, among other things, require the use of students' preferred pronouns and allow them to use a facility, including locker rooms and restrooms, "that corresponds to their gender identity." One of the …
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