Coming soon to schools in your district — and perhaps to other places and organizations receiving federal funds or federal tax exemptions for non-profits (emphases mine):
Fairfax County Public Schools’ Gender Identity Policy Passed Amid Massive Protest, Board Says Feds Made Them Do ItRead the rest HERE.
Transgender bathroom concerns were voiced loudly at a Fairfax County Public Schools Board meeting after “gender identity” was added to the district’s non-discrimination policy. A massive amount of opposition to the policy was reportedly expressed by the community to the Virginia school board, but the transgender policy was approved as police were called for crowd control.
Fairfax County Public Schools parents and community members argued that the gender identity policy would lead to transgender bathrooms and permit boys to use the girls bathrooms and locker rooms — and vice versa. Parents of Virginia students also noted their concerns about the possible hiring of transgender teachers within the district.
The United States Department of Education issued a mandate from its Office of Civil Rights about gender identity policy requirements, according to the Fairfax County school board. The mandate also reportedly threatened to yank federal funding if such a policy was not approved.
The district said they were mandated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to add “gender identity” to the policy or else risk losing federal funding....
[The] federal government is requiring the district to hire a consultant to “advise them on how school divisions should handle individual cases of transgender students.”...
Meanwhile (dated May 8, 2015):
The wrong time for a raiseOur government at work and "representing" WE THE PEOPLE.
Last month, the chairman of the Fairfax County School Board made an impassioned plea to the Board of Supervisors to provide $14 million more to balance next year’s school budget. Two days later, she and four colleagues — a minority of the board, given three abstentions — voted themselves a 60 percent pay raise. Some tried to double their pay but lacked the votes.