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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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1/8/21  12:49 pm
Commenter: Kathleen Latimer

Virginia Dept. of Education transgender policies

OPPOSED: I am opposed to the Virginia Department of Education or the Virginia Legislature making any policy advocating or attempting to describe or promote transgender education of any kind.  This is the responsibility of parents, grandparents, or other family members to decide what their children need to know about this topic. Counselors or other government employed individuals are not proper channels for introducing this subject to children of any age.

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