Fairfax County Public Schools’ “Student Rights & Responsibilities” guide, as well as a supporting videos titled “Student Rights and Responsibilities: Your Rights (Elementary) FY23,” appear to inform students of “rights” that are in direct conflict with Virginia’s model policies. Elementary students saw one version of the video and students in grades 7-12 saw another. A quiz was given after the video and students’ signatures were required as proof they’d watched the videos and taken the quiz.
Despite the approved model policies for the state of Virginia, the guide states that students have a “school and classroom environment that affirms the identity of all students,” a right to “access restroom and locker room facilities and other non-stigmatizing accommodations that are consistent with the student’s gender identity, faith, and for any other reasons,” and “right to non-disclosure of gender identity and/or sexual orientation.”
The video below is geared to elementary school students and states that students have a “right to a school and classroom environment that affirms your identity and is responsive, caring, and inclusive.”
Additionally, it states that they have a “right to access restroom and locker room facilities and other non-stigmatizing accommodations that are consistent with your gender identity, faith and for any other reasons.”
Full PDF of the 128 page Students’ Rights and Responsibilities Guide is below:
Below is a screenshot taken from the video for older students. The text is identical.
Below is the test given to students in grades 7-12. Question #12 doesn’t mention that parental notification/consent is required in order for a student to be called by a different name and/or use a different pronoun.