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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  9:03 pm
Commenter: NancyG

Transgender policy

I am against this policy. Taking the rights of privacy from girls and boys to dress and use restroom facilities where  safety and modesty are important is vagrant  disregaurd for their welfare. Keeping information from parents is inexecusable such as not letting parents know when a boy who wants to be a girl is in the same restroom as their daughter and this daughter is traumatized. Help these students who are gender confused but do not put the saftey and mental health of 99.999 percent of children on the back burner. And think of the additional stress for the teachers, parents and administrators. Schools are in pandemic mode and stress is already high enough without adding to it these irresponsible policies. This is a big no from me.

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