Editor: Loudoun School Board’s 5-4 vote approving the proposal to “add genetic information, gender identity, and gender expression to the list of protected classes in its equal opportunity policy” appears to be illegitimate.
The proposal was initiated by the newly appointed Catoctin District School Board member, Chris Croll. Such an important vote should have been delayed until after the November election. More debate should have taken place, especially concerning the highly controversial subject of young children transitioning to the opposite sex.
In effect, our school system is giving its premature imprimatur to what is considered a subject that demands more years of study of its outcomes. I live in Catoctin District.
Rose Ellen Ray, Leesburg