[lg policy] Harrisonburg VA: School Board Candidate Speaks Out About Discrimination Policy HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A candidate for the Rockingham County School Board spoke against a policy concerning discrimination and sexual harassment Monday The candidate, David Briggman, thinks it is illegal and too vague. The policy states homophobic language and negative statements are forms of sexual harassment. Briggman said under the policy, a transgender teacher leaving Friday as a woman can return Monday dressed as a man. Superintendent Carol Fenn said teachers are role models and a conversation would take place about how appropriate this is. "This school board should not have secretly passed this amendment with no public input or any discussion at the time of passage, " said Briggman. He also said there is no policy under Virginia law that allows this. Fenn said the school board or the Virginia Board of Education can offer recommendations for policy changes. The policy has been in place since Septe

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Tue Oct 1 15:08:40 UTC 2013


   - School Board Candidate Speaks Out About Discrimination Policy

  *HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) --* A candidate for the Rockingham County
School Board spoke against a policy concerning discrimination and sexual
harassment Monday

The candidate, David Briggman, thinks it is illegal and too vague.

The policy states homophobic language and negative statements are forms of
sexual harassment.

Briggman said under the policy, a transgender teacher leaving Friday as a
woman can return Monday dressed as a man.

Superintendent Carol Fenn said teachers are role models and a conversation
would take place about how appropriate this is.

"This school board should not have secretly passed this amendment with no
public input or any discussion at the time of passage," said Briggman.

He also said there is no policy under Virginia law that allows this.

Fenn said the school board or the Virginia Board of Education can offer
recommendations for policy changes.

The policy has been in place since September of 2012.

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