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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  7:00 pm
Commenter: Carl Wiegand

I do not agree with this at all.

There is only 2 genders, we should not allow anyone to teach anything different. Can a boy feel as a girl or vise versa. I’m sure of it and that is fine and they should not be harassed or treated any different. But regardless their born gender should be what rest room or locker room they use. They can dress as they like even ask to be called a different name that is on their given by birth, but no one should be held to calling them such name. He, she are pronouns that are normal for anyone. If you look like a boy he if a girl she. That person can say at that time what they prefer you to acknowledge them by.  If it addenda the role rain no action should be taken upon either. Nor should the other be ridiculed for their choice.

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