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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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1/19/21  12:07 am
Commenter: Rebecca Brodegard


I strongly oppose these model policies. While transgender children need to be treated with respect, you cannot ask all children to live by these policies. And there is NO consideration given to those who might take advantage of these policies (boys saying they're transgender just to get into the girls locker room) or for other students to complain (or be heard) in any manner. These policies also cut out parents to a crazy degree. Parents have every right to know what their children are learning and what is going on in the school. I strongly oppose these policies. If these policies are instituted, my children will no longer attend public school. I will not subject them to this stuff.

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