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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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1/7/21  9:58 am
Commenter: Linda

Vehemently Oppose

This legislation is to the detriment of the vast majority of students and completely eliminates parents from having in say in the life of their child. You cannot expect teachers, principals, guidance counselors to monitor all of this. Young girls should NOT be subject to any boy who wishes to "claim" a different sexual orientation coming in their restroom or locker room - the potential for abuse is very high. This DOES NOT protect all students and is incredibly discriminatory.

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