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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  9:36 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Strongly Opposed

I am strongly opposed for multiple reasons. Parents are the primary educators of their children not public schools. Schools do not have the right to keep any information from parents regarding their children. Somewhere along the way public schools stopped promoting discipline, education, and the support of their teachers and began to promote a victim mentality, excuses, and caving to demands. The sheer amount of students moving to a homeschool/private school atmosphere should be an indicator to public schools that they are broken. If public schools continue bending to wayward progressive agendas, taking away the rights of parents, and subscribing blindly to the victim mentality, they are actively contributing to the decay of our society. Public schools are not helping younger generations, they are betraying the blind trust of young minds.

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