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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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1/16/21  4:45 pm
Commenter: Chad Sims

Strongly Opposed to Transgender Policy changes

The school should not take the parent out of the discussion related to any questions about sexuality. Children are already facing some changes with the hormones and changed to their body and encouragement from the school that their biological sex is not correct is wrong and not the responsibility of the school to discuss with the students. 

Also the idea of allowing a boy into the changing room of the girls locker room is wrong. 

Little girls using the same restroom of biological little boys is wrong and should not be an option in any situation. 

Children could be going through questions about their body and it is not abuse for a parent to explain the differences without the fear of abuse charges from the school for not supporting children's sexuality questions. 

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