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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  5:07 pm
Commenter: Beth Neville


I can remember being a young girl. I would have died if I'd had to share a bathroom or locker room with someone I knew to be male, and that is still true today as an adult. Forcing gender integration at any age is wrong. Most of these kids grow out of these feelings in late teens/early 20's, so hormones and surgery on growing humans is really unethical.

IF YOU ENACT THIS, RAPE AND VIOLENCE WILL INCREASE IN SCHOOLS. These kids need lots of mental help, which I fully support. They do not need to have the world buy into their delusion. These interventions don't work, anyway. Depression and suicide rates for transgender people remain high, even after transition.

The state should expect multiple lawsuits forthcoming if regulators insist on forcing this issue on constituents.


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