Feds Forcing Public Schools to Adopt ‘Nondiscrimination’ for Transgender Teachers and Students

Feds Forcing Public Schools to Adopt ‘Nondiscrimination’ for Transgender Teachers and Students

The U.S. Department of Education is demanding that the Fairfax County Public Schools, in the Virginia suburbs just outside Washington, D.C., “revise their non-discrimination policies to include gender identity” or risk losing the federal funds they receive for their schools.

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The “nondiscrimination” would apply to transgender students and teachers.

The U.S. Department of Education is demanding that the Fairfax County Public Schools, in the Virginia suburbs just outside Washington, D.C., “revise their non-discrimination policies to include gender identity” or risk losing the federal funds they receive for their schools.

The “nondiscrimination” would apply to transgender students and teachers.

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CNSNews.com reported that The “nondiscrimination” would apply to transgender students and teachers.

The Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to vote on the new policy, a revision of its existing non-discrimination rule, Policy 1450, on Thursday,  May 7.

The “Gender Identity” or transgender policy is explained in a May 6, 2015 memo issued by Steven A. Lockard, the deputy superintendent of the Fairfax County Public Schools.

It states: “The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education is requiring that school divisions 1) revise their non-discrimination policies to include gender identity, and 2) hire a consultant to advise on revisions to regulations and, more generally how school divisions should handle individual cases of transgender students. If the School Board amends Policy 1450, we will be able to tell them that have already done the two things that OCR is requiring.”

“If FCPS refuses to amend its policy, OCR has the right to recommend the termination of federal funding to FCPS,” reads the memo from Superintendent Lockard. It then notes that the City of Alexandria Public Schools and the Arcadia School District in California were investigated by the OCR and had to enter into resolution agreements with the OCR over the transgender policy.

Given those cases, Lockard states: “We see no reason to conclude that OCR would treat FCPS any differently than it has Arcadia or Alexandria in its requirement to amend the discrimination policy to include ‘gender identity.’”

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