Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board 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.
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1/18/21  9:01 am
Commenter: Rebekah


Encroaching on the majority of the student’s privacy for the sake of a few is not okay! Kids who are not comfortable using their biologically assigned restrooms/locker rooms could be allowed to use private staff restrooms or have a restroom made specifically for them. But, allowing students of the opposite gender to use the wrong restroom, without any questions asked, will lead to disaster. This WILL be taken advantage of and imagine all of the lawsuits that could stem from that. It’s NOT okay!

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