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Guidance Document Change: 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.
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1/7/21  7:56 am
Commenter: Anonymous

Strongly disagree with these policies

I not approve of the proposed guidelines based on radical theories that eradicate all distinctions between male and female and indoctrinate our school children. These policies would create chaos in our school system and are not in the best interests of ALL our children. What about the rights of the children who are forced to visit the same bathroom as the opposite sex or the rights of the family to teach their own children about these delicate topics. The school system seems to want the families' support with helping the students manage their homework, etc., but then they want to take the rights of the family away with issues like this.

It is scientific fact that human beings are born either male or female. If there was another option, we would see it at birth. Adding these policies to the school system would create more confusion and chaos on both sides of this issue than currently exists.

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