jacksonville, florida – The Duval County Board of Education may soon adopt official rules on how schools and facilities should be named or renamed, as well as a new transgender restroom policy.
A new proposal for naming and renaming schools laid out the entire process, including those not considered school names.
Duval County has just gone through a school renaming process. The 11-month-long process ended with six schools renaming themselves from their original Commonwealth-inspired titles.
The new proposal coincided with an effort to rename the track and field at Riverside High School, one of six schools to be renamed.
The district does not have an on-book process for what can be considered a name and what cannot be considered a name, and police under consideration create names.
A new section of the Policy Handbook outlines what criteria are considered when making name change decisions, how name change committees are formed, and how recommendations are made. increase.
There are provisions. For example, the rules do not allow the renaming committee to select the names of the district’s current employees.
You can’t force them to choose the name of a person currently holding an elected office, or force a committee to choose a name of inappropriate length.
The rule requires that if a school or facility is renamed, the board must wait at least five years before renaming it again.
This subject is of particular interest at the moment because of the controversy over the naming of monuments and facilities and how the names we have chosen reflect the cultural state of the city.
The policy is scheduled to be voted on by the school board on Tuesday night.
Transgender Bathroom Policy
Duval County Board of Education vote for the rules Tuesday night is already practiced virtually throughout the district. Students are required to use only bathrooms, changing rooms, and locker rooms that correspond to their biological sex at birth.
The regulation also provides the option for students to use single-person bathrooms as accommodation.
For overnight trips, students must obtain individual parent permission if rooms are not segregated by biological sex.
Tallahassee changes could make this all moot.
The entire Senate is expected to vote on a bill that essentially does the same thing statewide in all public places. Public facilities will be required to have “dedicated” toilets for men and women.
The bill defines a “woman” as “a person of a biological sex who, at birth, has a specific reproductive role of producing eggs.” It defines a “male” as “a person of a biological sex who, at birth, has a specific reproductive role of producing sperm.”
This law applies to all public places, including schools and health care facilities.
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