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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  10:39 pm
Commenter: AD

Parents nurture, schools partner

The proposed guidelines for transgender students proposed by the VDOE have nothing ultimately to do with caring for students as a whole.  These policies take the responsibility of raising children away from parents and placing that responsibility in the hands of the state.  I do not support it.  We do not hire the VDOE with our tax dollars to indoctrinate our children on cancel culture ideology and sexuality.  We hire them to educate our children in academics. 

These policies discriminate against victims of prior physical or sexual abuse by allowing the opposite gender to be present in changing rooms and bathrooms and punishes that victim if he/she protests, they discriminate against families of religious faith who teach their children a Torah, Bible, or Quran-based view of sexuality, they further confuse children at a time in their life when parents or a licensed therapist/counsellor of the parents' choosing should be guiding them.  Please do not adopt these guidelines.  Children and families will suffer because of it.

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