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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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2/3/21  11:45 am
Commenter: Marissa

Please support this policy

It is vital that each and every student feels safe, cared for and supported in their environment. The point of a school is to foster a learning space, where people can grow- and this kind of space cannot occur when people feel hurt, unhappy, unsafe and discriminated against. School should be a place that invites people to join important conversations and create bonds that will carry them though their lives - and so it is a place where everyone should feel supported, as only then can learning occur. 

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