Fairfax County Public Schools, which serves more than 178,000 students enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade, is strategizing ways to continue grooming children into compliance with the Left’s LGBTQ+ agenda — despite new parental rights and student protection policies instituted by Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Department of Education this week.
The policies require that educators strictly defer to a child’s parents when it comes to instilling values and beliefs; and that teachers shall only address students by the nicknames and pronouns that align with a student’s sex as noted on his or her official record.
In response to the new guidelines, Superintendent Michelle Reid of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) released a statement affirming her commitment to “transgender and gender expansive” students and staff.
She went on to claim that the district’s current existing policies, which grant students the “right” to choose names and pronouns and use the restroom and locker room facilities of their choosing, are already in compliance with state and federal laws.
Earlier this week, FCPS hosted a training event for faculty members interested in supporting “the transition process” in an educational setting.
In a clip of the event posted by local parent Debra Tisler, an administrator encourages the district’s teachers to limit written communications with parents regarding a student’s “transition”:
Every parent should be concerned about how @fcpsnews directs their staff to hide information from parents and chuckles about it. Every parent has the right to provide informed consent. #parentsmatter 👇@stella_pekarsky @LauraJaneCohen @RachnaHeizer @FCPSSupt pic.twitter.com/k9PZgkifzW— Debra Tisler (@Debra_Tisler) July 17, 2023
“Minimizing how much you put in email too, that’s another good thing to remember. Have the conversations on the phone or verbally,” she can be heard saying.
Superintendent Reid closed her letter by stating that the district will continue to review the state’s new laws and impacts on operations.
The New Guard reached out to the district seeking an explanation of Reid’s claim that its existing policies comply with state and federal laws. An FCPS representative declined to comment.