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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  1:17 pm
Commenter: Ann Petrie

Transgender policies


I have 5 grandchildren in the Fairfax County, VA Public Schools. I vehemently oppose the  proposed  transgender  "policies" proposed by the Virginia Department of Education.  They  are another attempt to impose a political minority's views on the majority. .  These policies endanger the privacy and safety of all children.  As a parent of three, children as well, my experience and conventional wisdom belies the assumption that children have fixed gender identity by age 6.  No child should be forced to share a locker room, hotel room, or shower with a person of the opposite biological sex.

Parents are the ultimate authority when i comes to raising their children.  No forced imperatives or practices regarding gender politics should prevail.

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