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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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1/6/21  7:45 am
Commenter: Justin Westbrook

Strongly support! All children deserve to feel safe and secure

Growing up in Florida there was no acceptance for LGBTQ kids and I can't imagine the harm that caused those who had to hide their true self. Even worse, I think of the children bullied and tormented for being different than the proposed norm. This policy can help educate kids to be more accepting of others, protect these kids, and move the ball forward to a more accepting and peaceful world. Education is the first step! Please enact this policy and protect all of our kids and our future. 

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