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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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1/8/21  12:45 pm
Commenter: Patricia Spencer

Object to gender policies in schools
 

It is bad enough that the true professional mental health experts are not allowed to give true guidence to people who are confused, now we want to encourage kids who are seeing things in the media and on TV that what they are feeling at their current age that they are one of how many genders?  When I was growing up there were two - male and female - that has not changed, by pushing this in the manner that they are doing so, they are confusing kids, taking the power away from the parents and giving it to the state.  No way should a young person walk into their restroom/lockerroom and find a person of the opposite sex there.  You are asking for trouble!  This is something that they should be encouraged to wait until they are in their 20's and fully grown.  Science tells us that their brains are not fully developed until around age 25, not 5! Enough!

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