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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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1/9/21  9:03 am
Commenter: William Cook

Transgender policies

I think that, generally, people shouldn't be talking about "transgenderism" with five to six-year olds, considering that they haven't even learned very basic things about the world and about sex and sexuality. Frankly, it's pretty much child abuse to make a child, who doesn't understand anything about this sort of stuff, doubt whether or not they even "are what they think they are." They do not have the knowledge or the wisdom to make a good judgement on whether or not they "feel like a man" or "feel like a woman," since their brain isn't even fully developed yet. There have also been many examples of transgender people changing their minds about "what they are" later in life and regretting having ever made sex-change surgeries or filling themselves with horomones of the opposite sex. These things have catastrophic effects on these peoples' health, and you should never expose a child to something like that. This whole set of policies is based on the idea that child transgenderism is legitimate, and that's just not true, so I can't support any part of this.

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