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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  8:26 pm
Commenter: Allan Marrazzo

I strongly oppose this public school policy initiative regarding self-declared transgender students

I strongly oppose any and all Virginia Department of Education policy initiatives outlined herein regarding the recognition and special treatment of self identified transgender students. This is one of the most misguided, destructive policy initiatives to ever come from the state legislature. Transgender students need special attention and help, but that help MUST be in the form of mental health services, not pandering to another special interest group that you think you can turn into a voting block. This initiative hits a new low, even for a democrat. You should be jailed for treason to even suggest such an absurdity. The good news here is if you go through with this, you WILL pay the price at the ballot box.

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