On May 31, Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) held a Zoom forum called, Community Information Session on Transgender/Gender-Expansive Policy & Supports.
During the Q & A session, a meeting participant asked about policies and legalities regarding parental involvement in student gender-transitioning; in essence, what happens when a child wants to “transition”?
A visibly nervous Miles Nelson (he/him), ACPS Coordinator on Mental Health and Wellness, fielded the question with great trepidation. Ultimately, Nelson stammeringly concluded that parents must be “looped-in” when a boy or girl expresses desire to “transition.”
Notably, Mr. Nelson did not state that parents are to be consulted or deferred-to in such instances, only that they be notified of the child’s transitory proclivity.