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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  11:30 pm
Commenter: Christi

I do not agree with this guidance. This is not in the best interest of ALL of the students.
  • I do not agree with this guidance. This is not in the best interest of ALL of the students.  This takes family issues outside of the family.  What about students that would feel violated or have their privacy rights violated by the bathroom/locker room issue.  Or a family’s right to not introduce their children to these topics at young ages.  
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