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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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2/3/21  3:57 pm
Commenter: Kimberly Moore

STONGLY OPPOSE
 

This policy goes far deeper than  a child's sexuality. This is about the state taking away parental rights and pretending to parent the children themselves. Parents are scolded, and rightly so, because their children do not know how to behave in school and the school's hands can be tied. They are told that teachers are not babysitters but the state now wants to take all rights away from the parents and allow children to manipulate teachers and other children? I would happy be the first parent to sue the school and/ or the VDOE if a horny little boy decided he wanted to see my daughter change clothes in a locker room and was allowed to so. Their are differences in the sexes for a reason. They are kept separately for a reason. Why would the state care so little about the children they are supposed to be protecting by helping possible predators and bullys loose on innocent children. So, the state only seems to care about a few and are forsaking the whole. We have come to a new low in our society and it is being financed by our own tax dollars. If the VDOE has so little experience with children that they choose not to see the ramifications of the manipulation that is sure to follow this policy, then they need to get out of the business. The VDOE is supposed to be educating facts not legislating their own views. 

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