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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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1/12/21  4:04 am
Commenter: Evan

100% Support

As a future educator and member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I believe this model should be supported by everyone. Any motion that creates an environment where every student feels accepted, seen for who they are, without judgement or discrimination, should be good passed. Educators are tasked with teaching there students, but most importantly, they are their to help raise the future generations of our great country, and by actively supporting our transgender students, they will be more confident and feel more included in our society, allowing for them to flourish as they become adults.

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