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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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1/7/21  2:44 pm
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Government and NGO's have no business to deprive 99.9% of students and their parents the right to speak their thoughts and force the improper use of pronouns, nor impose this on education staff and certainly should not be taught or promoted.  Strong arming, intimidating, retribution of children, parents, and teachers to comply could result with this kind of policy.  Elevating one group over another only makes things worse. 

Government and NGO's have no right to force any child to disrobe in bathrooms and gym lockers rooms with the opposite DNA sex.  A right to privacy is paramount.  Transgenders already have the choice to use handicap or teachers bathrooms for their needs.  Forcing the world to accept a false presentation of one's real DNA sex is unnatural.  Forcing it to be normal is a disservice to all.  Embracing one's born gender, for a few, may be difficult to reconcile but that is why we have medical people who can help. 

Government and NGO's should never infringe upon parent's rights and responsibilities, and never circumvent the parent. 

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