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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  2:21 am
Commenter: A Longtime-Virginia Local

To all the people telling you that this hurts children, I promise it doesn't

I can't possibly imagine what something like this might have done for me as a kid. Maybe I would have had the courage that many seem to find these days. Trans kids are always going to be here, the question is only of whether you'll support them, or tell them they're wrong. At this point, there can be no doubt that trans kids in supportive environments live better lives than in unsupportive environments. Give them the support they so desperately need.


This is exceptional, don't let right-wing Bible-thumpers convince you otherwise. You should support this.

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