A Virginia school district adopts transgender student policy over protests

By: | August 12, 2021

The Loudoun County School Board approved a policy on the treatment of transgender students Wednesday, following public meetings where emotions ran high, a teacher quit and a man was arrested.

“Heading into this year will feel like a breath of fresh air on so many levels,” student Nick Gothard said. “It’s a signal to all the trans and LGBTQ students in Loudoun that they’re welcomed here, that they’re loved here and that they’re protected here.”

The school board made two amendments to the policy before its passage: It will require all LCPS staff to undergo inclusivity training, and it set a five year deadline to modify and renovate all school restrooms to add more privacy and individual spaces.

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