It’s been a year in the making, and thanks to progressive groups such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Arlington Gender Identity Allies, Virginia students will be returning to school with new policies implemented. The Arlington Public Schools’ new policy implementation procedure known as PIP, includes “preferred pronouns” and “gender neutral sports uniforms” reports Breitbart.
The Arlington Gender Identity Allies (AGIA) said it is pleased with the “steps that Arlington Public Schools is taking to welcome and affirm transgender and gender-nonconforming students.” Maria Keffler, co-founder of the Arlington Parent Coalition has her concerns over the new PIP policies: “In the general population of students who do not express gender dysphoria, these new policies obliterate their right to privacy from opposite-sex people seeing them undressed-and vice versa-in bathrooms, locker rooms, and changing areas.”
Some of the details in the PIP include:
Bathrooms and locker rooms: Access to facilities that correspond to a student’s gender identity will be available to all students. Single user, gender-neutral facilities will be made available to all users who seek privacy.
Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and athletic team student participation: Student may participate in any co-curricular or extra-curricular activity consistent with their gender identity. Athletic participation regulated by the Virginia High School League (VHSL) and the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association (VSRA), as well as Middle School athletes, shall be in compliance with the rules outlined by that organization.
Any uniform required for a co-curricular and extra-curricular activity, including athletics, shall include options that are gender-neutral. Awards designated by Arlington Public Schools for participation in any such activity will also be gender-neutral.
Dress code: All students must dress according to the constraints of the dress code as outlined within the school handbook. Information regarding appropriate attire for school-related activities shall be non-gender specific and enforced impartially regardless of a students gender identity or gender expression.
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