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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  10:49 pm
Commenter: Raleigh Contreras

Strongly support our potential

In the past, I haven't been the best at understanding these type of issues. But now, I think that our society should simply accept that the identity issue has existed for years under different names, titles, etc. In general, just let our kids express themselves without fear of retribution from their peers or state and simply find that they are our future. Our children can pave the way to s brighter future if only they are not held back by antiquated norms (which in terms of race and gender) have not advanced us in ways we could have enjoyed. Let our students be free of the bounds that held back our greatest minds so we can enjoy their full potential. Godspeed and here's to the future.

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