Stafford County pushes back against Virginia’s ‘Model Policies’ for transgender students

The war to impose a new set of values on the entire nation, in which the old United States is declared a racist hell-hole and liberal policies are implanted to remake it, appears to be happening first with local public school systems.

In Stafford County, Va., the Board of Supervisors was slated on Sept. 21 to take up a resolution that would deny funding to the county school division if it tries to make students use inaccurate pronouns to refer to their peers, teaches “critical race theory” or promotes the 1619 Project.

Critical race theory teaches that American law and policy are inherently racist, despite the way many U.S. blacks have prospered and profited from their own work and talents. The 1619 Project is a scheme crafted by the New York Times newspaper to repaint the United States as a racist slave state, even today, and force leftism on Americans under the guise of reparations for this racism.

According to reporting by the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, Stafford County Supervisor Gary Snellings offered the resolution, which states that the board “does not support the School Board expending any funds to teach or further the 1619 Project or CRT, or related principles, or student pronoun selections in Stafford County Public Schools.”

The resolution also states that the board “will stringently review all appropriation requests from the School Board to ensure funding is not dedicated to practices specifically denounced in this Resolution and the Board intends to deny such requests.”

Snellings has said constituents have complained to him about teachers who solicit students for their “preferred pronouns,” which assumes they are transgender, or beginning to introduce critical race theory to students.

Interim school Superintendent Stanley Jones told the Board of Supervisors at their Sept. 8 meeting that teachers are not “expected or directed” to ask students their preferred pronouns, but last year the state General Assembly approved a law requiring the Virginia Department of Education to develop model policies on the treatment of transgender students, and those policies state clearly that using pronouns other than what transgender students prefer can constitute verbal harassment.

The exact wording of the policies is: “Schools shall allow students to use a name and gender pronouns that reflect their gender identity without any substantiating evidence. School staff shall, at the request of a student or parent, when using a name or pronoun to address the student, use the name and pronoun that correspond to their gender identity.”


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