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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  2:17 am
Commenter: Becoming braver

If you want mutilate the society, go for it

When my friend sent this information to me, I thought it was a hoax. The absurdity of the topic and the details that followed were almost numbing. Do you realize that the United States' school children are singled out to be tested by English schools in Scandinavian countries for meeting their respective countries standards? It means that simply showing your grades does not automatically translates into similar academic attainments of their peers in those countries and therefor does not open doors to schools in Norway and Finland. Americans are way behind and below. to be clear, on average, American children get education inferior to that of their peers in public schools in those countries. Does it bother anybody?  And we are discussing body parts, sexual orientation and sexual flavor of the day, while removing parents from even knowing what American schools drag our children into? This is not evil, this is criminal. I became braver after reading what others had to say. I strongly encourage American educators - and many of them are on the right side of the discussion here - to focus on what schools are created for - educating our children, while respectfully resolving very rare instances of deviation of the norm in private. That would serve the country well.





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