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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  10:13 am
Commenter: Outraged Mom/Lawyer/Taxpayer

New VDOE Policy puts children and taxpayer dollars at risk

This proposed policy is heavy on ideology and light on common sense. School districts will be exposed to massive amounts of litigation from the foreseeable consequences of this policy as well as the unintended consequences. Regardless of your feelings on the issue, responsible legislators must protect the Commonwealth and its school districts from liability and be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and respectors of parental rights to make decisions for their minor children. 

Do not be confused by the demands of an incredibly well-funded minority who seek to eradicate those who disagree with their agenda. This heavy-handed policy does not meet the needs nor conform to the vision of Virginia held by the majority of taxpayers. This is not the Virginia way.

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