Public Comments Now Open on Governor Youngkin’s 2022 Model Policy on the Privacy, Dignity, and Respect for All Students and Parents
Public comment is now open for Governor Youngkin’s Model Policy on Privacy, Dignity, and Respect for All Students and Parents. This new model policy replaces the anti-parent, anti-student, anti-science version issued last year by the Northam Administration.
The new model policy does the following:
-Prohibits discrimination and harassment of all students;
-Requires that parents must consent to counseling services pertaining to gender;
-Mandates that overnight travel accommodations, locker rooms, and other intimate spaces used for school-related activities be based on sex, with reasonable modifications only to the extent required by federal law;
-Provides that students use bathrooms that correspond with their sex, except to the extent federal law requires otherwise; and
-Allows students to change their names and pronouns in their official records with parental consent, while not compelling teachers and other students to do so in violation of their constitutional rights.