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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  9:12 am
Commenter: Anonymous

Public Education is no place to address illnesses

Just stop the lunacy of using the public education system to address physical and mental maladies.

 The school system has no right to invade personal privacy by asking sexual preference.  That is quite a perverse invasion by the school board.

everyone has a birth certificate issued by a doctor or health department that the student should have registered with at entry to their first school year.  That does not change a year or ten years later.  It’s none of the school’s business what physical or mental condition a student is dealing with.  That student should seek medical care and the school should excuse absence for treatment.

stop trying to address maladies that must be addressed by the proper professionals and dedicate school efforts towards education of students.

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