When I was a student of Virginia public schools, I served on the student advisory group to the superintendent and represented my school at many events including a panel about dress code. This was back in the early 20teens. Then and now it was a topic of conversation and importance to address rules regarding dress code, preferred pronouns and preferred names. I'm glad it is finally happening.
School is supposed to be a safe space. It is supposed to be a place to learn not only facts and critical thinking, but social skills and compassion. How are we teaching compassion if we can't work to eliminate descrimination in our rules and set an expectation that our educators model acceptance?