Floyd County citizens discuss opinions on new transgender policies at school board meeting Monday night

New River Valley News

FLOYD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Dozens of people packed into Floyd County High School Monday night as the school board held a public hearing to discuss its transgender policy for the next school year.

The new statewide policy mandates the use of a student’s preferred pronouns and access to locker rooms and restrooms that match their gender identities.

The meeting initially was to be held inside of the school board building on Monday, June 14, but there were too many people in attendance for the meeting.

The crowd remained peaceful and respectful as people from both sides of the debate took to the podium to share their opinions on the matter.

Conversations continued outside, after the end of the meeting.

The school board did not vote on the matter during Monday night’s meeting on how it will implement the new policies.

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