Monday, May 14, 2018
Public school systems consider wording of transgender policies, and of including information about PrEP in curricula
While I am a little unsure of the exact facts now, the Fairfax County School Board wrote some regulations in 2016 for dealing with transgender issues (students, teachers, and curriculum) and it is unclear if they have been adopted. Here is the text.
The Board will have a meeting June 14 at 6:50 PM at Jackson Middle School at 3020 Gallows Road in Merrifield.
FCPS Pride encourages the use of the language “sex assigned at birth” instead of phrases like “biological sex” (used by the military in the past), “physiological sex” or “natal sex".
FCPS Pride also encourages teaching students about PrEP, or Pre-exposure prophylaxis, as a possible way to prevent HIV infection. Of course, there will be those who believe this encourages “promiscuity”. PrEP can reduce the risk of transmission by about 90%.
Young people today do face a world that is “safer” but much more intricate than it was for me in the 1970s and 80s.
A fact sheet was available at Northern Virginia MCC Sunday.
I worked as a substitute teacher in the FCPS system 2004-2005 and again 2007. I also graded special education mathematics notebooks.