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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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1/9/21  8:57 am
Commenter: Anonymous

Strongly oppose

Allowing children to decide for themselves what gender they are is child abuse. Children need to be guided by parents. If a child decided they wanted to eat cake for every meal, would a parent allow them to do that? Alternatively, if an underweight child decided they were too fat and only wanted to eat one small meal a day, would a parent let them do that? Of course not!! How is this any different? Biology is not a mistake. “Follow the science!” If a child is created a boy, he is a boy! If a child is created a girl, she is a girl. To deny this is to deny science and genetics. To try to change science and genetics of one’s child is child abuse. 

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