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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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1/11/21  1:18 am
Commenter: Foreign American

Some thoughts - please read

Propose laser focused attention to classical world class education in VA schools. It shall benefit all - with no exceptions and/or discrimination - children. It must include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ancient History, World History, History of the XX Century, English, English/American/World Classical Literature and at least one foreign language. History of World Arts would not hurt young inquisitive minds also.

As a minimum, all teachers must have Master degree in the subject they teach, e.g. Physics is to be taught by physicists, Chemistry - by chemists, etc. Ph. D. level is preferred. A strong academic focus in VA schools shall leave no time, energy and, as a result, any desire on part of any educational system overhead committees for discussing anything unrelated to the core function of the system educating the future of our country. We will then succeed and become competitive on the world stage. Thank you.

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