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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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1/13/21  10:11 am
Commenter: Henry Polczer

Absolutely Oppose this Tragic Proposal!

Parents have every right and obligation to know everything that is happening to their child!  Legally and morally, to think that I the state or its representatives know more or better than parents, who bear the ultimate responsibility in every dimension till adulthood, is ludicrous and dangerous to the fabric of our society!  

Even if the state has concerns, it is obligated and necessary to bring the legal authority of the child (which is the parent) into the discussion. To pass this policy that keeps schools and it’s representatives from informing parents on any concern of the child is reprehensible!

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