RPS leaders to discuss program changes and proposed transgender policy
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The Richmond School Board will discuss a variety of topics at Monday night’s meeting.
One such agenda item is the RPS’s plan to pass a resolution condemning Governor Youngkin’s proposed transgender policy changes.
Among the proposed changes: Schools can only recognize the gender of a transgender student if their parent has requested it in writing. Otherwise, teachers cannot refer to students by different names or pronouns.
The policy also states that if a child consults a counselor for gender-related issues, a parent should know.
A student’s identity also cannot be changed in school records without a legal document from the parents.
The school board resolution says it nullifies a trans student’s ability to choose the pronouns they use, the toilets they use and the sports they play.
For more information, click/tap here for the model policy.
Additionally, during the meeting, council leaders will discuss whether to retain or discontinue the current program.
All in an effort to meet the division’s SOL scores.
Based on data received by the school board, administration recommends the division stay the course with the math and science curriculum in addition to reassuring that teachers can work with administration as they make adjustments to learning. Also, adding that teachers would not be disciplined for doing this.
The Monday evening meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at George Wythe High School.
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