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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Education
 
GDForum ID: 452
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
The Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools guidance document was developed in response to House Bill 145 and Senate Bill 161, enacted by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, which directed the Virginia Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools. These guidelines address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to: compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws; maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students; prevention of and response to bullying and harassment; maintenance of student records; identification of students; protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information; enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and student participation in sex-specific school activities, events, and use of school facilities.
 
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
 
The agency has not yet finalized the document.
Document ID Document Title Document in Effect Proposed Document
New Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools n/a pdf Proposed Document
 
Contact Information
 
Name:
Dr. Samantha Hollins
        Title:
Asst. Supt. for Special Education & Student Serv.
 
Email:
samantha.hollins@doe.virginia.gov
 
Address:
101 N. 14th Street
 
City:
Richmond
State:  
VA
Zip:  
23219
 
Phone:
(804)786-8079
Fax:  
()-
 
The Virginia Register
 

Publication Date: 1/4/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 10
The public comment period began upon publication and extended for 30 days. It ended on 2/3/2021.
View Comments      There are 9084 comments. The last comment was entered on 2/16/2021

Effective Date:  2/4/2021  Delayed until 3/6/2021 while comments are evaluated.
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