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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  7:49 pm
Commenter: Katie A.

Fully Support

I fully support the Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools. I believe it is incredibly important to create policies that will protect, support , validate and help trans students in school.

I hope you will take this opportunity to help create a safer environment for trans students to understand and be unapologetically themselves. I also hope you will create an environment that will not tolerate hate, discrimination, or the denial of a student’s identity. 

Being transgender is very real. Please support your trans students. 

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