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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  4:02 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Transgender polices are anti-science

Current thinking on transgenderism is born out of social and political pressure and discards everything biology tells us about sex and gender. Equally disturbing is Virginia's willingness to usurp parental rights, succumb to the insanity of made-up pronouns, and allow boys and girls to share locker rooms (what about the rights of girls who don't want a boy watching them undress in their locker room?). Virginia, this is absurdity on a new level. You are discriminating against those who hold fast to the biological understanding of gender. You leave no room for disagreement, no room for parents to live by their own convictions. Children who are confused about their gender need to be helped, but not in the way you think.

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