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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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1/5/21  6:23 pm
Commenter: Steve Robinson

Good intention taken too far, which will cause significant damage

We are residents of FFX County and proud parents of a graduate.  This proposal, while well-intentioned by those who wrote it, contains significant danger to the mission of our schools to provide a nurturing and learning environment.  Our schools can provide positive learning environments and a quality education, but they should NEVER come in between the parents and their children.  This attempt to expand parental responsibility to become defined as something dangerous to children is a leftist extremist approach to control and has no business here.  I look at San Francisco CA, and this push is another symptom of an extreme view that will cause extreme damage.  Ask yourselves, is this the Fairfax School System, or the Democrat Leftist Lab for destroying families?  I know the answer. 

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