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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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1/12/21  10:07 pm
Commenter: Sarah

Oppose VDOE Transgender Policies

The new policies on Transgender do not protect our children, but will only harm them.  Students will be allowed to use whatever bathroom or changing room they want without parents knowing.  The requirements for schools to maintain gender-neutral dress code standards will also cause disruptions and distractions, permitting boys to wear skirts and girls to go topless in activities where boys can – such as swimming activities or teams. These policies also take away our rights as parents to encourage our children to embrace God given sex. The policies are also hypocritical, and provide absolutely no exceptions or accommodations for a student or teacher whose religious faith, conscience, or understanding of biology and sociology prevents them from being able to go along with the “transgender” ideology and policies. Basically these policies are saying, you must accept everyone, but if you don't accept the way I think, you are wrong and I ban you. Ridiculousness! 

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