Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
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.
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
1/14/21  6:46 pm
Commenter: Darren


 I support this proposal. I think all kids should be able to get an education in a atmosphere they feel safe and respected in.  The proposal is doable and educating people on how important this proposal is can be key to it passing.  I would ask people to educate themselves and not react so negatively about something they know little to nothing about.  I ask people to look beyond what they think they know and really get to know theses kids and their struggles.  Let your old assumption go and open your mind.  Let's get this passed!!

CommentID: 90066