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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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1/15/21  12:25 pm
Commenter: Jean R

Vehemently Oppose Transgender Guuidelines for FCPS students

In my opinion, the public school system's responsibility is to teach the basic skills in academic subjects so that the student will achieve skills in that setting.  Interfering with the personal affairs of an individual is not the responsibility of the school system  and I absolutely and vehemently oppose this intervention into the rights of the students and their families. This is a plot to take away our freedoms under the Constitution and must be thrown out!  

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