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From:

To:
Cc:

Mychele Brickner
Cathy Ruse
Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member); leshanfords@aol.com; Laura Murphy; BethanyAKozma@gmail.com;
Keith Appell (kappell@crcpublicrelations.com)
Re: Gender Non-Conforming Transgender Students Regulation
Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:55:46 AM

Subject:
Date:

Folks sorry to say there are no speaking slots for work sessions nor are there votes taken. This
is the opportunity for staff to brief the board about the reg and for the board to ask questions.
Still important to have folks there. It will be televised but I am not sure it streams live. I
think it is posted later.
Wear red and stand outside the room if you cannot get in. I bet press will be there.
On Jul 14, 2016, at 7:08 AM, Cathy Ruse wrote:
Can we get some citizen speaking slots for next Thursday 4p.m. session? I don't know how
to do that, can someone help me?
Could we give those slots to psychologist, religious leader, legal expert, etc etc to speak on
how proposed regs are wrong, harmful, etc etc.?
Cathy

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 6:59 AM, Cathy Ruse <cathyruse@gmail.com> wrote:
Who is the "outside counsel" who will be working on legal issues over the weekend and
attending the Monday morning closed meeting? Can Elizabeth, Tom, and Jeannette
invite their own outside counsel to participate???
I bet Alliance Defending Freedom or Liberty Counsel could send someone! I could ask
the full-time religious liberty lawyer at Family Research Council (Travis Weber) if he could
attend.
Elizabeth what do you think?

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 2:32 PM, Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)
<elschultz@fcps.edu> wrote:
BREAKING Next Thursday 4 pm? Hows that for fair or accountable
notice in terms of public engagement.
Authentic conduct of the Boards business on behalf of the
public takes another hit.
BTW, note, the Regulation we were supposed to be discussing
transparently and accountably TOMORROWstill not on
the FCPS website.

Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board

<image002.png>Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA). This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with
FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even if you have asked that your message be kept
confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such as information about
identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Muhlberg, Ilene


Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:45 PM
To: School Board Members
Cc: School Board Executive Administrative Assistants; Guilfoyle, Matt; Foster, John
Subject: Gender Non-Conforming Transgender Students Regulation

The Chair and Vice-Chair have added two meetings to discuss the
Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Students regulation. I have
copied your EAAs so the meetings can be added to your calendars:

A closed meeting on Monday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Gatehouse,


Room 1610, immediately preceding the all-day work session. This
closed session will be 2 hours long, and outside counsel will be
present. If you have not already done so, please send any legal
questions to John Foster, and copy Ilene by close of business
tomorrow, July 14. This will give John and outside counsel the
weekend to do any necessary research in advance of the closed
session.

A worksession from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at


Gatehouse, Room 1600, right before the previously scheduled evening
work session.

We will post the regulation and some FAQs on Boarddocs later today.

Thank you.

Ilene
Ilene D. Muhlberg
Clerk of the Board
Fairfax County Public Schools
(571) 423-1060 (office)
(571) 294-9714 (cell)

From:
To:
Cc:

Cathy Ruse
Mychele Brickner
Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member); leshanfords@aol.com; Laura Murphy; BethanyAKozma@gmail.com;
Keith Appell (kappell@crcpublicrelations.com)
Re: Gender Non-Conforming Transgender Students Regulation
Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:27:39 AM

Subject:
Date:

I can go next Thursday, I think.

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 7:26 AM, Mychele Brickner <mbrickner1@icloud.com> wrote:
There are no speaking slots for work sessions but we do need people there to observe. The
meeting will be televised and the room is just a conference room so I am not sure how many
can sit it but we need some to go. I will be out of town.
If you can go please let me know.
Mychele
On Jul 14, 2016, at 7:08 AM, Cathy Ruse wrote:
Can we get some citizen speaking slots for next Thursday 4p.m. session? I don't know
how to do that, can someone help me?
Could we give those slots to psychologist, religious leader, legal expert, etc etc to speak
on how proposed regs are wrong, harmful, etc etc.?
Cathy

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 6:59 AM, Cathy Ruse <cathyruse@gmail.com> wrote:

Who is the "outside counsel" who will be working on legal issues over the weekend and
attending the Monday morning closed meeting? Can Elizabeth, Tom, and Jeannette
invite their own outside counsel to participate???
I bet Alliance Defending Freedom or Liberty Counsel could send someone! I could ask
the full-time religious liberty lawyer at Family Research Council (Travis Weber) if he
could attend.
Elizabeth what do you think?

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 2:32 PM, Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)
<elschultz@fcps.edu> wrote:
BREAKING Next Thursday 4 pm? Hows that for fair or accountable
notice in terms of public engagement.
Authentic conduct of the Boards business on behalf of the
public takes another hit.
BTW, note, the Regulation we were supposed to be
discussing transparently and accountably TOMORROW
still not on the FCPS website.

Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
<image002.png>Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA). This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals
with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even if you have asked that your message be kept
confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such as information
about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who
wish to submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Muhlberg, Ilene


Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:45 PM
To: School Board Members
Cc: School Board Executive Administrative Assistants; Guilfoyle, Matt; Foster, John
Subject: Gender Non-Conforming Transgender Students Regulation

The Chair and Vice-Chair have added two meetings to discuss the
Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Students regulation. I
have copied your EAAs so the meetings can be added to your
calendars:

A closed meeting on Monday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Gatehouse,


Room 1610, immediately preceding the all-day work session. This
closed session will be 2 hours long, and outside counsel will be
present. If you have not already done so, please send any legal
questions to John Foster, and copy Ilene by close of business

tomorrow, July 14. This will give John and outside counsel the
weekend to do any necessary research in advance of the closed
session.

A worksession from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at


Gatehouse, Room 1600, right before the previously scheduled
evening work session.

We will post the regulation and some FAQs on Boarddocs later


today.

Thank you.

Ilene
Ilene D. Muhlberg
Clerk of the Board
Fairfax County Public Schools
(571) 423-1060 (office)
(571) 294-9714 (cell)

From:
To:
Cc:

Mychele Brickner
Cathy Ruse
Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member); leshanfords@aol.com; Laura Murphy; BethanyAKozma@gmail.com;
Keith Appell (kappell@crcpublicrelations.com)
Re: Gender Non-Conforming Transgender Students Regulation
Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:26:12 AM

Subject:
Date:

There are no speaking slots for work sessions but we do need people there to observe. The
meeting will be televised and the room is just a conference room so I am not sure how many
can sit it but we need some to go. I will be out of town.
If you can go please let me know.
Mychele
On Jul 14, 2016, at 7:08 AM, Cathy Ruse wrote:
Can we get some citizen speaking slots for next Thursday 4p.m. session? I don't know how
to do that, can someone help me?
Could we give those slots to psychologist, religious leader, legal expert, etc etc to speak on
how proposed regs are wrong, harmful, etc etc.?
Cathy

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 6:59 AM, Cathy Ruse <cathyruse@gmail.com> wrote:

Who is the "outside counsel" who will be working on legal issues over the weekend and
attending the Monday morning closed meeting? Can Elizabeth, Tom, and Jeannette
invite their own outside counsel to participate???
I bet Alliance Defending Freedom or Liberty Counsel could send someone! I could ask
the full-time religious liberty lawyer at Family Research Council (Travis Weber) if he could
attend.
Elizabeth what do you think?

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 2:32 PM, Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)
<elschultz@fcps.edu> wrote:
BREAKING Next Thursday 4 pm? Hows that for fair or accountable
notice in terms of public engagement.
Authentic conduct of the Boards business on behalf of the
public takes another hit.
BTW, note, the Regulation we were supposed to be discussing
transparently and accountably TOMORROWstill not on
the FCPS website.

Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board

<image002.png>Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA). This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with
FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even if you have asked that your message be kept
confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such as information about
identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Muhlberg, Ilene


Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:45 PM
To: School Board Members
Cc: School Board Executive Administrative Assistants; Guilfoyle, Matt; Foster, John
Subject: Gender Non-Conforming Transgender Students Regulation

The Chair and Vice-Chair have added two meetings to discuss the
Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Students regulation. I have
copied your EAAs so the meetings can be added to your calendars:

A closed meeting on Monday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Gatehouse,


Room 1610, immediately preceding the all-day work session. This
closed session will be 2 hours long, and outside counsel will be
present. If you have not already done so, please send any legal
questions to John Foster, and copy Ilene by close of business
tomorrow, July 14. This will give John and outside counsel the
weekend to do any necessary research in advance of the closed
session.


A worksession from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at
Gatehouse, Room 1600, right before the previously scheduled evening
work session.

We will post the regulation and some FAQs on Boarddocs later today.

Thank you.

Ilene
Ilene D. Muhlberg
Clerk of the Board
Fairfax County Public Schools
(571) 423-1060 (office)
(571) 294-9714 (cell)

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Cathy Ruse
Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)
leshanfords@aol.com; Laura Murphy; mbrickner1@icloud.com; BethanyAKozma@gmail.com; Keith Appell
(kappell@crcpublicrelations.com)
Re: FW: Gender Non-Conforming Transgender Students Regulation
Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:08:34 AM
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Can we get some citizen speaking slots for next Thursday 4p.m. session? I don't know how to do that,
can someone help me?
Could we give those slots to psychologist, religious leader, legal expert, etc etc to speak on how
proposed regs are wrong, harmful, etc etc.?
Cathy

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 6:59 AM, Cathy Ruse <cathyruse@gmail.com> wrote:

Who is the "outside counsel" who will be working on legal issues over the weekend and attending the
Monday morning closed meeting? Can Elizabeth, Tom, and Jeannette invite their own outside counsel
to participate???
I bet Alliance Defending Freedom or Liberty Counsel could send someone! I could ask the full-time
religious liberty lawyer at Family Research Council (Travis Weber) if he could attend.
Elizabeth what do you think?

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 2:32 PM, Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)
<elschultz@fcps.edu> wrote:
BREAKING Next Thursday 4 pm? Hows that for fair or accountable notice in
terms of public engagement.
Authentic conduct of the Boards business on behalf of the public takes
another hit.
BTW, note, the Regulation we were supposed to be discussing
transparently and accountably TOMORROWstill not on the FCPS
website.

Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board

Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu

Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA). This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone
requests it - even if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the
disclosure requirement, such as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual
employees. Residents who wish to submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Muhlberg, Ilene


Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:45 PM
To: School Board Members
Cc: School Board Executive Administrative Assistants; Guilfoyle, Matt; Foster, John
Subject: Gender Non-Conforming Transgender Students Regulation

The Chair and Vice-Chair have added two meetings to discuss the Gender NonConforming and Transgender Students regulation. I have copied your EAAs so
the meetings can be added to your calendars:

A closed meeting on Monday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Gatehouse, Room 1610,


immediately preceding the all-day work session. This closed session will be 2
hours long, and outside counsel will be present. If you have not already done so,
please send any legal questions to John Foster, and copy Ilene by close of
business tomorrow, July 14. This will give John and outside counsel the
weekend to do any necessary research in advance of the closed session.

A worksession from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at Gatehouse,


Room 1600, right before the previously scheduled evening work session.

We will post the regulation and some FAQs on Boarddocs later today.


Thank you.

Ilene
Ilene D. Muhlberg
Clerk of the Board
Fairfax County Public Schools
(571) 423-1060 (office)
(571) 294-9714 (cell)

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Cathy Ruse
Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)
leshanfords@aol.com; Laura Murphy; mbrickner1@icloud.com; BethanyAKozma@gmail.com; Keith Appell
(kappell@crcpublicrelations.com)
Re: FW: Gender Non-Conforming Transgender Students Regulation
Thursday, July 14, 2016 6:59:49 AM
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Who is the "outside counsel" who will be working on legal issues over the weekend and attending the
Monday morning closed meeting? Can Elizabeth, Tom, and Jeannette invite their own outside counsel
to participate???
I bet Alliance Defending Freedom or Liberty Counsel could send someone! I could ask the full-time
religious liberty lawyer at Family Research Council (Travis Weber) if he could attend.
Elizabeth what do you think?

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 2:32 PM, Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)
<elschultz@fcps.edu> wrote:
BREAKING Next Thursday 4 pm? Hows that for fair or accountable notice in terms
of public engagement.
Authentic conduct of the Boards business on behalf of the public takes
another hit.
BTW, note, the Regulation we were supposed to be discussing transparently
and accountably TOMORROWstill not on the FCPS website.

Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board

Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055

FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA). This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone
requests it - even if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the
disclosure requirement, such as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual
employees. Residents who wish to submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Muhlberg, Ilene


Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:45 PM
To: School Board Members
Cc: School Board Executive Administrative Assistants; Guilfoyle, Matt; Foster, John
Subject: Gender Non-Conforming Transgender Students Regulation

The Chair and Vice-Chair have added two meetings to discuss the Gender NonConforming and Transgender Students regulation. I have copied your EAAs so the
meetings can be added to your calendars:

A closed meeting on Monday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Gatehouse, Room 1610,


immediately preceding the all-day work session. This closed session will be 2
hours long, and outside counsel will be present. If you have not already done so,
please send any legal questions to John Foster, and copy Ilene by close of
business tomorrow, July 14. This will give John and outside counsel the weekend
to do any necessary research in advance of the closed session.

A worksession from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at Gatehouse, Room


1600, right before the previously scheduled evening work session.

We will post the regulation and some FAQs on Boarddocs later today.

Thank you.

Ilene

Ilene D. Muhlberg
Clerk of the Board
Fairfax County Public Schools
(571) 423-1060 (office)
(571) 294-9714 (cell)

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

McManus, Ryan
Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)
Falconer, Susan
RE: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:54:28 PM
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Hello Ms. Schultz,

My apologies for not responding sooner, Chris actually left our office some weeks ago and we have
been adapting to the shift in responsibilities since. Please feel free to give me a call tomorrow to
discuss, I will be largely available outside of 10:30 to 1:30 and 2:30 to 3:30.

Sincerely,

Ryan McManus
Legislative Assistant
Office of Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10)
226 Cannon House Office Building
202-225-5136

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member) [mailto:elschultz@fcps.edu]


Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2016 1:41 AM
To: Worrell, Chris
Cc: Falconer, Susan; McManus, Ryan
Subject: RE: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Chris:
The effort to reach staff in the office has been an exercise fraught with consternation given the
import of the issue before me and many of Barbaras constituents.
A response at the earliest convenience would be greatly appreciated as the Board is seeking to
rapidly embed regulations regarding gender-identity and transgender students and employees
this coming Thursday, July 14, 2016.
Best regards,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu

Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:26 PM
To: 'Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov'
Subject: RE: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Mr. Worrell:
Kindly note the below request. I cannot express clearly enough that, considering pending potential
action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, time is of the essence.
Please advise at your earliest convenience.
Best regards,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:53 AM
To: 'Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov'
Subject: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Mr. Worrell:
With the recent developments related to the U.S. Department of Educations and the U.S.
Department of Justices Office of Civil Rights May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter, events are
rapidly developing on the national stage and here in Fairfax County.

Congresswoman Comstock should seek an investigation/hearing by the House Education and Work
Force Committee regarding the Constitutionality of:
1. the federal governments threats against the nations 14,000 school districts and the
governing authority of 90,000 School Board Members. and
2. the DOJ OCR and U.S. Department of Educations pursuit of expanding Title IX under threats
to extract federal education funds from individual school districts meant for the highest
poverty students and students with special education needs.

Additional developments include:


the response by the Attorneys General of Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia to the U.S.
DoE and DOJs OCR;
Liberty Counsels appeal filed with the Supreme Court of Virginia last week;
the federal lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texasby 11
states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
West Virginia and Wisconsin; and
the legal opinion by Virginias Attorney General Mark Herringin response to Virginia
Delegates Garrett, Plum and LaRock on the underlying issue of legality in expanding local,
state and federal (Title IX) non-discrimination policies to include transgender or gender
identity.

Considering pending potential action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, the
Grayson School Boards recent North Carolina style decision, time is of the essence. The courtesy
of a reply is requested.
Thank you and best regards,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even

if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Cathy Ruse
Cathy Ruse; Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)
My letter to Garza and Hynes--write yours today!
Saturday, July 09, 2016 1:10:05 PM

Garza is Fairfax County School Superintendent


Pat Hynes is Chairman of the School Board (also the representative from my district,
Hunter Mill)
Please write to them.
And copyMychele Brickner and Andrea Lafferty who are coordinating community action.
mbrickner1@icloud.com alafferty@traditionalvalues.org>
Also copy our friends on the board:
"Wilson, Thomas (School Board Member)" <tawilson1@fcps.edu>
"Hough, Jeanette (School Board Member)" <jhough1@fcps.edu>
"Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)" <elschultz@fcps.edu>
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Cathy Ruse <cathyruse@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 12:53 PM
Subject: Show respect for parents and students who do not share your gender
politics, Ms. Hynes
To: pat.hynes@fcps.edu, superintend
entGarza@fcps.edu
Dear Ms. Hynes:
I am your constituent, in Hunter Mill District.
I too am a lawyer and an education specialist, serving students in Fairfax County.
You say you are proud of the new regulations on gender. You should not be. They
are heavy-handed. They reflect a partisan, political agenda. They are disrespectful to
many students and contemptuous of parents.
While I have no confidence in your ability to lead the Board fairly on this issue, I want
the record to show that this taxpayer is urging a full, fair, and open discussion on
your gender regulations, and that any new regulations respect Fairfax County
families whose backgrounds and beliefs not
align with the LGBT agenda.
Cathy Ruse
Fairfax County Resident

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Importance:

Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov
susan.falconer@mail.house.gov; Ryan.McManus@mail.house.gov
RE: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Saturday, July 09, 2016 1:41:18 AM
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High

Chris:
The effort to reach staff in the office has been an exercise fraught with consternation given the
import of the issue before me and many of Barbaras constituents.
A response at the earliest convenience would be greatly appreciated as the Board is seeking to
rapidly embed regulations regarding gender-identity and transgender students and employees
this coming Thursday, July 14, 2016.
Best regards,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:26 PM
To: 'Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov'
Subject: RE: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Mr. Worrell:
Kindly note the below request. I cannot express clearly enough that, considering pending potential
action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, time is of the essence.
Please advise at your earliest convenience.
Best regards,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth L. Schultz

Fairfax County School Board


Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:53 AM
To: 'Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov'
Subject: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Mr. Worrell:
With the recent developments related to the U.S. Department of Educations and the U.S.
Department of Justices Office of Civil Rights May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter, events are
rapidly developing on the national stage and here in Fairfax County.

Congresswoman Comstock should seek an investigation/hearing by the House Education and Work
Force Committee regarding the Constitutionality of:
1. the federal governments threats against the nations 14,000 school districts and the
governing authority of 90,000 School Board Members. and
2. the DOJ OCR and U.S. Department of Educations pursuit of expanding Title IX under threats
to extract federal education funds from individual school districts meant for the highest
poverty students and students with special education needs.

Additional developments include:


the response by the Attorneys General of Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia to the U.S.
DoE and DOJs OCR;
Liberty Counsels appeal filed with the Supreme Court of Virginia last week;
the federal lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texasby 11
states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
West Virginia and Wisconsin; and
the legal opinion by Virginias Attorney General Mark Herringin response to Virginia
Delegates Garrett, Plum and LaRock on the underlying issue of legality in expanding local,
state and federal (Title IX) non-discrimination policies to include transgender or gender
identity.

Considering pending potential action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, the
Grayson School Boards recent North Carolina style decision, time is of the essence. The courtesy
of a reply is requested.
Thank you and best regards,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Chaney Mullins
Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member); Chaney Mullins
Upcoming Board Meeting
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 2:55:47 PM

Dear Elizabeth Schultz,

I left you a message on your voicemail line.

I am Chaney Mullins a close friend of John and Laura Hanford and I work as a part-time
special projects writer for Concerned Women for America, the nation's largest women's
public policy organization.I was at last years hearing where Laura and my former boss
JoEllen Murphy both spoke.

My boss Penny Nance has tasked me with getting up to speed on the issue and seeing if
anything can still be done in Fairfax County and what it will take to prevent this from
happening elsewhere.

From my understanding, it appears to me there are 4 major concerns:

1. The inclusion of transgenderism/homosexuality etc. in the sex-ed curriculum in potentially


objectionable ways to people of religious faith.

2. The inclusion of the transgender bathrooms guidelines of the Obamacare administration


more or less matching what is now enacted in similar form by FCPS, and the other specific
guidelines regarding handling transgender students which were developed by a "consultant"
and which the board promised to handle by welcoming public comment.

3. The protected class designation of transgenderism and the inclusion of transgender language
in the student handbook, then forcing of students to sign that handbook grossly violating their
religious freedom.

4. The method by which these policies were adopted in a way that did not give parents
adequate time to respond or follow their promise of public debate.


It also seems there are 4 potential responses to what is happening:

1. Alterations to curriculum or at least strong opt-out policies for sexual education in both the
sex-ed, family, health, and all relevant units, even those which did not previously include optout.

2. Obama's guidelines do not have the force of law and we could propose traditional bathroom
policies or at least the adoption of alternatives like allowance to use single-stall staff
bathrooms. We also need to push for full conversation about the extensive transgender
"guidelines".

3. If it cant be changed, students can sue for their religious freedom rights to not sign the
student handbook.

4. Expose the corrupt method by which these policies were implemented and why they are
harmful in a series of opt-eds aimed to prevent this in other states.

---The most current action of the board deals with number 2: The long-awaited guidelines for
dealing with transgender students were emailed Friday July 1st
- AFTER the June 30th board meeting and
- right before a holiday weekend, conveniently timed with minimum press
- presented in only email format
- alone and without a full report from a consultant
- and with a plan to address them only through a forum and not subjecting them to a full
working board session and public comment as was promised last year.

There are concerns with the guidelines themselves as well as their method of implementation.

Where I see CWA being most helpful:

1. Attending the Forum and Board Meeting on Thursday July 14th from 5:45-7pm and board
meeting afterwards.
2. Calling upon our members to notify the superintendent and board chairman of the desire
for a full working session on this issue to ensure full community involvement as promised last
year, and as cannot take place through unjustly timed email communication and private
forum.
Please send your comments to:
Superintendent Garza SuperintendentGarza@fcps.edu
Board Chairman Pat.Hynes@fcps.edu
cc: Mychele Brickner mbrickner1@icloud.com
Andrea Lafferty alafferty@traditionalvalues.org

3. Writing regarding the actual policies and their unjust implementation to prevent this in
other states.
Please educate me further on this issue and let CWA know how we can help. We desire to be
a resource to you as appropriate.

Call me anytime at 703-489-7658.

Thank you.
--

Chaney DeLoach Mullins

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Miriam Sullivan
Eric & Valerie Wohlleben; Fm1vom2@aol.com; Anthony Stacy; Mychele Brickner; Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member); Lynn Hall; Rob Bell; Rob Whitfield; David Swink
Timothy Hannigan; Thomas Cranmer; David C. F. Ray; Thomas Blau; Gary L. Koerner; BILL PEABODY; David Swink; Fred Costello; Martin Di Caro; Arthur Purves; Richard Buck; Timothy
Hannigan; James E. Ruland; BILL PEABODY; Perry Young; Rich Raybold
Fwd: Urgent --PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF VIRGINIA
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:14:17 PM

FYI--(Please read below "Urgent Protect


the Children of Virginia"). Notice
some republican delegates that
didn't support it shown below:
I got the email below during the VA
General Assembly - February 2016...
and sent to me by: Andrea Lafferty.
Very very sad it didn't pass---Seems
like it came very close
Miriam
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Fwd:
Urgent -PROTECT THE
CHILDREN OF
VIRGINIA

ACTION
ALERTRECONSIDER
HB
385
PROTECT
THE
CHILDREN
OF
VIRGINIA

Last
week
the
House
General
Laws
Committee
narrowly
defeated
HB
385
by a
vote
of 1012.
Delegate
Chris
Peace
(R97th)
originally
voted
for the
bill
then
flipped
causing
its
defeat.
<!-[if
!supportLists]-

>
<![endif]>YEASGilbert,
Albo,
Wright,
Anderson,
Greason,
Knight,
LeMunyon,
Hodges,
Bell,
Richard
P.,
Leftwich
<!-[if
!supportLists]>
<![endif]>NAYSPeace,
Helsel,
Robinson,
Yost,
Minchew,
Ward,
Bulova,
Carr,
Torian,
McQuinn,
Hester,
Aird

Also
defeated*
was
the
bathroom
bill
HB
781,
(Cole)
which
prevents
public
entities
or
public
schools
from
allowing
people
to use
the

restroom/locker
room
of the
opposite
sex
because
they
claim
to be
transgendered.

***Please
keep
in
mind
that
these
Republican
defectors
killed
the
bathroom
bill
Albo,
Greason,
LeMunyon,
Helsel,
Robinson,
Yost,
Minchew,
***

Fairfax
County
Public
Schools
is a
current
example
of
why
HB
385 is
necessary.
FCPS
illegally
changed
its
nondiscrimination
policy,
stating
the
bad
opinionfrom
Attorney
General
Mark
Herring,
as
their
authority
to do
so.
Herrings
political
opinion
that
school
boards
could
add
sexual
orientation

or
gender
identity
to
their
nondiscrimination
policy
is in
direct
contradiction
to
previous
Democrat
and
Republican
Attorney's
General.
FCPS
policy
now
conflicts
with
the
policy
of the
Commonwealth.
Actions
by
FCPS
are a
clear
violation
of the
Dillon
Rule.

HB
385
simply
restates
the
fact
that
localities,
under
the
Dillon
Rule,
do not
have
the
authority
to
adopt
any
changes
to
their
policies,
including
adding
gender
identity
to
protected
classes,without
authorization
from
the
General
Assembly.

IMMEDIATE
ACTION:
<!--

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your
Delegate
Monday
morning!
It
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be
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by
the
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of
Monday.
http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php

Tell
your
Delegate
to
protect
the
children
of
Virginia.

Tell
your
Delegate
to
Urge
the
House
General
Laws
Committee
to
RECONSIDER
and
pass
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385.
Any
member
who
voted
against
the
bill
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bring
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<![endif]>Failure
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and
pass
HB
385
will
bring
harm
to
the
children
of
Virginia.
It
also
places
churches,
pastors,
and
people
of
faith
at
risk
of
rogue
Virginia
municipalities,
including
school
districts,
adding
improper
categories
such
as
gender
identity
to
local
nondiscrimination
laws.

Any
questions
please
contact:
Andrea
Lafferty,
President,
Traditional
Values
Coalition
alafferty@traditionalvalues.org

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Miriam Sullivan
Eric & Valerie Wohlleben; Fm1vom2@aol.com; Anthony Stacy; Mychele Brickner; Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member); Lynn Hall; Rob Bell; Rob Whitfield; David Swink
Timothy Hannigan; Thomas Cranmer; David C. F. Ray; Thomas Blau; Gary L. Koerner; BILL PEABODY; David Swink; Fred Costello; Martin Di Caro; Arthur Purves; Richard Buck; Timothy
Hannigan; James E. Ruland; BILL PEABODY; Perry Young; Rich Raybold
Fwd: Urgent --PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF VIRGINIA
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:14:17 PM

FYI--(Please read below "Urgent Protect


the Children of Virginia"). Notice
some republican delegates that
didn't support it shown below:
I got the email below during the VA
General Assembly - February 2016...
and sent to me by: Andrea Lafferty.
Very very sad it didn't pass---Seems
like it came very close
Miriam
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Fwd:
Urgent -PROTECT THE
CHILDREN OF
VIRGINIA

ACTION
ALERTRECONSIDER
HB
385
PROTECT
THE
CHILDREN
OF
VIRGINIA

Last
week
the
House
General
Laws
Committee
narrowly
defeated
HB
385
by a
vote
of 1012.
Delegate
Chris
Peace
(R97th)
originally
voted
for the
bill
then
flipped
causing
its
defeat.
<!-[if
!supportLists]-

>
<![endif]>YEASGilbert,
Albo,
Wright,
Anderson,
Greason,
Knight,
LeMunyon,
Hodges,
Bell,
Richard
P.,
Leftwich
<!-[if
!supportLists]>
<![endif]>NAYSPeace,
Helsel,
Robinson,
Yost,
Minchew,
Ward,
Bulova,
Carr,
Torian,
McQuinn,
Hester,
Aird

Also
defeated*
was
the
bathroom
bill
HB
781,
(Cole)
which
prevents
public
entities
or
public
schools
from
allowing
people
to use
the

restroom/locker
room
of the
opposite
sex
because
they
claim
to be
transgendered.

***Please
keep
in
mind
that
these
Republican
defectors
killed
the
bathroom
bill
Albo,
Greason,
LeMunyon,
Helsel,
Robinson,
Yost,
Minchew,
***

Fairfax
County
Public
Schools
is a
current
example
of
why
HB
385 is
necessary.
FCPS
illegally
changed
its
nondiscrimination
policy,
stating
the
bad
opinionfrom
Attorney
General
Mark
Herring,
as
their
authority
to do
so.
Herrings
political
opinion
that
school
boards
could
add
sexual
orientation

or
gender
identity
to
their
nondiscrimination
policy
is in
direct
contradiction
to
previous
Democrat
and
Republican
Attorney's
General.
FCPS
policy
now
conflicts
with
the
policy
of the
Commonwealth.
Actions
by
FCPS
are a
clear
violation
of the
Dillon
Rule.

HB
385
simply
restates
the
fact
that
localities,
under
the
Dillon
Rule,
do not
have
the
authority
to
adopt
any
changes
to
their
policies,
including
adding
gender
identity
to
protected
classes,without
authorization
from
the
General
Assembly.

IMMEDIATE
ACTION:
<!--

[if
!supportLists]>

<![endif]>Call

your
Delegate
Monday
morning!
It
will
be
too
late
by
the
end
of
Monday.
http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php

Tell
your
Delegate
to
protect
the
children
of
Virginia.

Tell
your
Delegate
to
Urge
the
House
General
Laws
Committee
to
RECONSIDER
and
pass
HB
385.
Any
member
who
voted
against
the
bill
can
bring
it
back
up.
<!-

[if
!supportLists]>
<![endif]>Failure
to
reconsider

and
pass
HB
385
will
bring
harm
to
the
children
of
Virginia.
It
also
places
churches,
pastors,
and
people
of
faith
at
risk
of
rogue
Virginia
municipalities,
including
school
districts,
adding
improper
categories
such
as
gender
identity
to
local
nondiscrimination
laws.

Any
questions
please
contact:
Andrea
Lafferty,
President,
Traditional
Values
Coalition
alafferty@traditionalvalues.org

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Importance:

Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov
RE: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Friday, May 27, 2016 10:25:35 PM
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High

Mr. Worrell:
Kindly note the below request. I cannot express clearly enough that, considering pending potential
action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, time is of the essence.
Please advise at your earliest convenience.
Best regards,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:53 AM
To: 'Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov'
Subject: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Mr. Worrell:
With the recent developments related to the U.S. Department of Educations and the U.S.
Department of Justices Office of Civil Rights May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter, events are
rapidly developing on the national stage and here in Fairfax County.

Congresswoman Comstock should seek an investigation/hearing by the House Education and Work
Force Committee regarding the Constitutionality of:
1. the federal governments threats against the nations 14,000 school districts and the
governing authority of 90,000 School Board Members. and
2. the DOJ OCR and U.S. Department of Educations pursuit of expanding Title IX under threats

to extract federal education funds from individual school districts meant for the highest
poverty students and students with special education needs.

Additional developments include:


the response by the Attorneys General of Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia to the U.S.
DoE and DOJs OCR;
Liberty Counsels appeal filed with the Supreme Court of Virginia last week;
the federal lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texasby 11
states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
West Virginia and Wisconsin; and
the legal opinion by Virginias Attorney General Mark Herringin response to Virginia
Delegates Garrett, Plum and LaRock on the underlying issue of legality in expanding local,
state and federal (Title IX) non-discrimination policies to include transgender or gender
identity.

Considering pending potential action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, the
Grayson School Boards recent North Carolina style decision, time is of the essence. The courtesy
of a reply is requested.
Thank you and best regards,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Keith Appell
Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)
RE: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:33:29 PM
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Id like to think Comstock would have interest in this, at a minimum get briefed.

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member) [mailto:elschultz@fcps.edu]


Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:29 PM
To: Keith Appell <kappell@CRCPublicRelations.com>
Subject: FW: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:53 AM
To: 'Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov'
Subject: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Mr. Worrell:
With the recent developments related to the U.S. Department of Educations and the U.S.
Department of Justices Office of Civil Rights May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter, events are
rapidly developing on the national stage and here in Fairfax County.

Congresswoman Comstock should seek an investigation/hearing by the House Education and Work
Force Committee regarding the Constitutionality of:
1. the federal governments threats against the nations 14,000 school districts and the

2.

governing authority of 90,000 School Board Members. and


the DOJ OCR and U.S. Department of Educations pursuit of expanding Title IX under threats
to extract federal education funds from individual school districts meant for the highest
poverty students and students with special education needs.

Additional developments include:


the response by the Attorneys General of Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia to the U.S.
DoE and DOJs OCR;
Liberty Counsels appeal filed with the Supreme Court of Virginia last week;
the federal lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texasby 11
states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
West Virginia and Wisconsin; and
the legal opinion by Virginias Attorney General Mark Herringin response to Virginia
Delegates Garrett, Plum and LaRock on the underlying issue of legality in expanding local,
state and federal (Title IX) non-discrimination policies to include transgender or gender
identity.

Considering pending potential action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, the
Grayson School Boards recent North Carolina style decision, time is of the essence. The courtesy
of a reply is requested.
Thank you and best regards,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Importance:

Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Wilson, Thomas (School Board Member)
FW: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:30:21 PM
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High

Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:53 AM
To: 'Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov'
Subject: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Mr. Worrell:
With the recent developments related to the U.S. Department of Educations and the U.S.
Department of Justices Office of Civil Rights May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter, events are
rapidly developing on the national stage and here in Fairfax County.

Congresswoman Comstock should seek an investigation/hearing by the House Education and Work
Force Committee regarding the Constitutionality of:
1. the federal governments threats against the nations 14,000 school districts and the
governing authority of 90,000 School Board Members. and
2. the DOJ OCR and U.S. Department of Educations pursuit of expanding Title IX under threats
to extract federal education funds from individual school districts meant for the highest
poverty students and students with special education needs.

Additional developments include:


the response by the Attorneys General of Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia to the U.S.

DoE and DOJs OCR;


Liberty Counsels appeal filed with the Supreme Court of Virginia last week;
the federal lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texasby 11
states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
West Virginia and Wisconsin; and
the legal opinion by Virginias Attorney General Mark Herringin response to Virginia
Delegates Garrett, Plum and LaRock on the underlying issue of legality in expanding local,
state and federal (Title IX) non-discrimination policies to include transgender or gender
identity.

Considering pending potential action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, the
Grayson School Boards recent North Carolina style decision, time is of the essence. The courtesy
of a reply is requested.
Thank you and best regards,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Importance:

Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Hough, Jeanette (School Board Member)
FW: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:30:13 PM
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Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:53 AM
To: 'Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov'
Subject: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Mr. Worrell:
With the recent developments related to the U.S. Department of Educations and the U.S.
Department of Justices Office of Civil Rights May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter, events are
rapidly developing on the national stage and here in Fairfax County.

Congresswoman Comstock should seek an investigation/hearing by the House Education and Work
Force Committee regarding the Constitutionality of:
1. the federal governments threats against the nations 14,000 school districts and the
governing authority of 90,000 School Board Members. and
2. the DOJ OCR and U.S. Department of Educations pursuit of expanding Title IX under threats
to extract federal education funds from individual school districts meant for the highest
poverty students and students with special education needs.

Additional developments include:


the response by the Attorneys General of Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia to the U.S.

DoE and DOJs OCR;


Liberty Counsels appeal filed with the Supreme Court of Virginia last week;
the federal lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texasby 11
states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
West Virginia and Wisconsin; and
the legal opinion by Virginias Attorney General Mark Herringin response to Virginia
Delegates Garrett, Plum and LaRock on the underlying issue of legality in expanding local,
state and federal (Title IX) non-discrimination policies to include transgender or gender
identity.

Considering pending potential action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, the
Grayson School Boards recent North Carolina style decision, time is of the essence. The courtesy
of a reply is requested.
Thank you and best regards,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

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Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Keith Appell (kappell@crcpublicrelations.com)
FW: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:29:04 PM
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Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:53 AM
To: 'Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov'
Subject: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Mr. Worrell:
With the recent developments related to the U.S. Department of Educations and the U.S.
Department of Justices Office of Civil Rights May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter, events are
rapidly developing on the national stage and here in Fairfax County.

Congresswoman Comstock should seek an investigation/hearing by the House Education and Work
Force Committee regarding the Constitutionality of:
1. the federal governments threats against the nations 14,000 school districts and the
governing authority of 90,000 School Board Members. and
2. the DOJ OCR and U.S. Department of Educations pursuit of expanding Title IX under threats
to extract federal education funds from individual school districts meant for the highest
poverty students and students with special education needs.

Additional developments include:


the response by the Attorneys General of Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia to the U.S.

DoE and DOJs OCR;


Liberty Counsels appeal filed with the Supreme Court of Virginia last week;
the federal lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texasby 11
states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
West Virginia and Wisconsin; and
the legal opinion by Virginias Attorney General Mark Herringin response to Virginia
Delegates Garrett, Plum and LaRock on the underlying issue of legality in expanding local,
state and federal (Title IX) non-discrimination policies to include transgender or gender
identity.

Considering pending potential action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, the
Grayson School Boards recent North Carolina style decision, time is of the essence. The courtesy
of a reply is requested.
Thank you and best regards,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

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Date:
Attachments:

Importance:

Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


leshanfords@aol.com
FW: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:28:54 PM
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Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From: Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:53 AM
To: 'Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov'
Subject: Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Importance: High

Mr. Worrell:
With the recent developments related to the U.S. Department of Educations and the U.S.
Department of Justices Office of Civil Rights May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter, events are
rapidly developing on the national stage and here in Fairfax County.

Congresswoman Comstock should seek an investigation/hearing by the House Education and Work
Force Committee regarding the Constitutionality of:
1. the federal governments threats against the nations 14,000 school districts and the
governing authority of 90,000 School Board Members. and
2. the DOJ OCR and U.S. Department of Educations pursuit of expanding Title IX under threats
to extract federal education funds from individual school districts meant for the highest
poverty students and students with special education needs.

Additional developments include:


the response by the Attorneys General of Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia to the U.S.

DoE and DOJs OCR;


Liberty Counsels appeal filed with the Supreme Court of Virginia last week;
the federal lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texasby 11
states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
West Virginia and Wisconsin; and
the legal opinion by Virginias Attorney General Mark Herringin response to Virginia
Delegates Garrett, Plum and LaRock on the underlying issue of legality in expanding local,
state and federal (Title IX) non-discrimination policies to include transgender or gender
identity.

Considering pending potential action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, the
Grayson School Boards recent North Carolina style decision, time is of the essence. The courtesy
of a reply is requested.
Thank you and best regards,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant


Fairfax County School Board Office
Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:
Importance:

Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)


Chris.Worrell@mail.house.gov
Request re: USDoE, DOJ OCR 5-13-16 DCL and federal overreach
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:52:39 AM
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Mr. Worrell:
With the recent developments related to the U.S. Department of Educations and the U.S.
Department of Justices Office of Civil Rights May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter, events are
rapidly developing on the national stage and here in Fairfax County.

Congresswoman Comstock should seek an investigation/hearing by the House Education and Work
Force Committee regarding the Constitutionality of:
1. the federal governments threats against the nations 14,000 school districts and the
governing authority of 90,000 School Board Members. and
2. the DOJ OCR and U.S. Department of Educations pursuit of expanding Title IX under threats
to extract federal education funds from individual school districts meant for the highest
poverty students and students with special education needs.

Additional developments include:


the response by the Attorneys General of Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia to the U.S.
DoE and DOJs OCR;
Liberty Counsels appeal filed with the Supreme Court of Virginia last week;
the federal lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texasby 11
states: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,
West Virginia and Wisconsin; and
the legal opinion by Virginias Attorney General Mark Herringin response to Virginia
Delegates Garrett, Plum and LaRock on the underlying issue of legality in expanding local,
state and federal (Title IX) non-discrimination policies to include transgender or gender
identity.

Considering pending potential action by the Fairfax County School Board and/or Superintendent, the
Grayson School Boards recent North Carolina style decision, time is of the essence. The courtesy
of a reply is requested.
Thank you and best regards,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth L. Schultz
Fairfax County School Board
Springfield District
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
Voicemail: 571-423-1080

Terry Restino, Executive Administrative Assistant

Fairfax County School Board Office


Phone: 571-423-1055
FAX: 571-423-1067

Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it - even
if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such
as information about identifiable students and personnel information about individual employees. Residents who wish to
submit a FOIA request may find information here.

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Brianna Hundley
Schultz, Elizabeth (School Board Member)
Virginia Daily Education News, Monday, May 23, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016 5:00:07 AM

VIRGINIA DAILY EDUCATION NEWS

Monday, May 23, 2016


The Virginia Daily Education News is a daily update (Monday through Friday) of education news
throughout Virginia. Links are created to various media outlets throughout the state. Click the
underlined headlines to view the articles.

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Blacksburg grad's educational impact felt across the globe


Genty Dakus feats in education know no borders. At Blacksburg High School, hes
recognized as the 2016 valedictorian and one of 160 graduating seniors in the country
named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Hes set to graduate at 7 p.m. Friday.
Threat cleared at Cave Spring High School
Police cleared a reported bomb threat at Cave Spring High School discovered just before
the end of the school day Thursday, according to a message from the school to parents.
The threat was discovered on a bathroom wall at about 2:45 p.m., school
New dual language program to start in fall
This coming fall, students at Spotswood Elementary in Harrisonburg will have the
opportunity to learn in English and in Spanish. Right now, there are dual language
programs at three city elementary schools, including Keister Elementary. On Tuesday
Summer to start early for Tazewell County students
School is ending early in Tazewell County. Members of the school board met Wednesday
to discuss a $1.6 million dollar budget shortfall. Last week, around 400 letters were sent to
school employees stating their jobs may be affected by budget

Walker Upper Elementary School Gets Outdoor Classroom


Some Charlottesville students will soon get to take their lessons outside, weather
permitting. Teachers for all different subjects will get to use anew outdoor facilities and its
a chance for students to connect whatever they're studying - science, art, physical
Chesterfield County school system honors 300 plus retiring employees
Marcus J. Newsome, Superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools, released on
Friday that more than 300 employees are retiring from the CCPS school system this year.
Their service was honored in a retirement celebration hosted by the school
Grayson County Public Schools adopts new policy over bathroom use by transgender
students
Students in Grayson County will now only be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker
rooms of the gender listed on their birth certificates. The school board met Friday night and
voted 5-0 approving a new 2-page policy over the issue. District 40 State Senator
School Board to discuss Rawls Byrd name change
Agrassroots effort to rename Rawls Byrd Elementary School has the attention of the
Williamsburg-James City County School Board. Lafayette Jones and Edith "Cookie" Heard
grew up as black students with Rawls Byrd as their school superintendent
A northern Virginia school district says a high school teacher violated safety protocols
during an open-flame chemistry lab demonstration that injured the teacher and five
students last year
A northern Virginia school district says a high school teacher violated safety protocols
during an open-flame chemistry lab demonstration that injured the teacher and five
students last year. The Washington Post reports...
Education Notebook: Student films will be screened at statewide film festival
Student films from the Roanoke and New River Valleys will be screened at the VHSL Film
Festival in June, according to an announcement from the group. Students from 42 schools
across the state submitted 93 films total. Of those, 36 were designated
Group appeals dismissed lawsuit over Fairfax County Public Schools' nondiscrimination
policy
Fairfax County Public Schools is battling a lawsuit over its change to its nondiscrimination
policy and over bathroom access for transgender students.The lawsuit was originally filed
in December by the Liberty Counsel on behalf of
Teacher's Assistant Shot, Killed Early Friday in Fairfax County
A man was shot and killed early Friday near a large apartment complex in Fairfax County.
Fairfax County Police responded about 2:20 a.m. to the 6000 block of Richmond Highway
in the Alexandria section of the county, where they found 24-year-old

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