Mathews County School Board Approves Transgender Student Policy

October 20, 2023 by News Staff

Following a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, Mathews County School Board approved a policy addressing transgender students, a policy based on recommendations from Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration. The Gazette Journal reports the board approved the policy “On Ensuring Privacy, Dignity, and Respect for All Students and Parents in Virginia’s Public Schools” by a 4-1 margin during the meeting, which was held in the Brooks Auditorium at Thomas Hunter Middle School. The policy addresses such things as the use of pronouns in addressing the student, the use of sex-segregated facilities (such as bathrooms and locker rooms), and participation in athletic programs or activities that are separated by sex.