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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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1/11/21  5:28 pm
Commenter: Allyson Gray, Future Teacher

Complete Support

The comments of opposition are absolutely sickening and disheartening. A school should be a safe and supportive environment of every single student within it, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, and religion. Transgender students 110% deserve these rights and protections just as much as any other student. No child should be discriminated against, and every child in a school deserves to be protected. It does not matter what your opinion is, take you child to a private religious school if it bothers you so, but religion is left out of public schools for a reason and they shall not cater to your bigoted and outdated belief systems. 

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