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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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1/13/21  3:43 pm
Commenter: A concerned Virginia resident

Opposed to the expansion

LGBT issues for adults are a matter of public policy. It is acceptable to communicate to public employees that they not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, since discrimination is wrong. However, LGBT is a topic for families to discuss within the family, and what we’ve seen in recent years is advocacy for immorality by left-leaning educators. This has undermined families and influenced youths to choose the immoral path out of peer pressure and teachers influence. The topic needs to be avoided by public employees just as much as religious viewpoints and political viewpoints. Regrettably, the left-leaning individuals have no compunction about restricting their advocacy because they’re protected by Democratic Party advocates. This is unequal treatment under the law. 

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