ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) – When it was not on Monday night’s agenda, hundreds collected at the Rockingham County Administrative Middle to notify the Rockingham County University Board how they felt about a plan update that would permit transgender students to use the bathroom aligning with their gender identification.
Starting this faculty year, all community universities in Virginia ought to take new methods to stop discrimination based mostly on gender identity.
Both residents for and versus ended up existing at the meeting like Ashley Saunders, a Rockingham County resident and mother or father who held symptoms outdoors the administrative heart supporting the plan update for college students.
“We experienced heard there had been teams of folks coming to just oppose the transgender procedures that are becoming handed by the Virginia Division of Instruction and we desired to present up to say we guidance these guidelines, we assistance these little ones, and we consider trans legal rights are human rights,” Saunders said.
People in opposition to the policy update like David Burrell held a prayer outside the administrative middle for the board members. He claimed he understood the board was not discussing the plan Monday night but needed to pray for just about every member as they continue on to go over the topic.
“I’m worried and one particular of my fearful items is what this opens the door for, I realize folks come to feel this way, I know they’re passionate about it on equally sides but I believe we outta get back to our Christian morals and Christian values,” Burrell explained.
Dr. Oskar Scheikl, division superintendent, claimed this is a policy update school divisions throughout the Commonwealth are speaking about and will come right after a regulation that was passed in the General Assembly.
Scheikl claimed although the policy update is not discussed Monday night, it will be in August.
“The U.S Section of Training has introduced new Title IX steering once more all of individuals issues arrive into participate in and so we’re diligently examining that with authorized counsel and then in August on what procedures if any will need to improve,” Scheikl explained.
Scheikl claims a person of the most significant misconceptions is that the policy modify will allow any student to go to any restroom. He said it is in fact for learners who consistently assert their gender id.
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