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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  7:01 pm
Commenter: Tanya Ingram

This disgusts me

I am so sadden by this. I am not discriminating against anybody that wants to change who they were born, but my daughter should not have to worry about seeing a penis when she is in the bathroom having to deal with her own issues. God gave us different body parts and this is how we need to identify which bathroom a child uses. Also if a child identifies as something else then that is up to the parent and the child to let the teacher know. Yes the child might not feel comfortable telling the parent but that gives no right for the state to take them away from the parent. I am sickened that the teacher would get into trouble with not using the correct term. But if a child identifies as one or the other then they need to understand that most individuals do not know these terms or how to use them or can remember to use them. I will be taking my daughter out of public school if this passes and cannot imagine what doors you are opening up if this passes. I see rape, i see children having sex more in the bathrooms I also see teachers getting blamed for something that they might not be comfortable in doing or saying


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