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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  4:18 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

dangers of proposed transgender policies
 

The proposed transgender policies can have a very harmful effect on large numbers of student while only a slight possible effect on a very few.

1.Girls sports could be practically demolished by these transgender rules as can be seen by their effect in Connecticut. Dozens of girls were denied wins and notice by college recruitment because two boys said they were transgender. 

2.Girls, especially those who have already suffered sexual abuse, could be very traumatized by boys in their personal space such as lockers, bathrooms, sleeping arrangements, etc.

3.Focusing in on the outward signs for transgender claims halts most other attempts to help students with transgender claims.

4.These policies would negate many of the positive benefits girls and women have striven to attain for the last fifty years while still not addressing many of the problems doctors and psychiatrists have documented that transgender people actually have.

 

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