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Wythe County Public Schools shares statement on transgender policies

New River Valley News

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — On Friday morning, Wythe County Public Schools became the latest district in the New River Valley to share its policies with regard to the treatment of transgender students.

In the statement shared on social media on Friday, Aug. 13, school officials announced that they would work individually with students who identify as transgender in order to determine any necessary arrangements.

In addition, Friday’s post highlighted the school district’s plans to accommodate gender nonconforming students in restrooms, locker rooms, etc., as well as the actions that would qualify as misconduct in these facilities.

“Our constant priority is to provide a safe and supportive educational environment for all students, and to treat all students with dignity and respect,” Wythe County Public Schools said. “Verbal harassment, physical intimidation, inappropriate touching, or overt invasion of another person’s privacy will not be tolerated. We always expect all students to respect the privacy and honor the personal space of other students.”

You can read Wythe County Public Schools’ full statement regarding transgender policies below:

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