Repost from The Virginia Star.
After refusing to pass a transgender policy required by Virginia law, the Hanover County Public School Board has introduced a proposed transgender policy that, if enacted, will require a written request from both the student and their parents if that student wants to use a restroom or locker room that doesn’t correspond with their biological sex. Under the proposed policy the school board would approve or deny the requests.
According to the policy, the request can include student disciplinary and criminal records, “information related to the privacy and safety of other students,” a statement from the student; statements from a physician, therapist, or counselor; a statement from the students’ guardian or parent; and “any other relevant information, including documents from other interested parties.”
School officials can also request a meeting with the student and the parent before the school principal provides a summary of the request and the documents to the school board.