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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  1:35 pm
Commenter: Isabelle W

Oppose transgender policy from VA Department of Education

I urge the VA Department of Education not to enact transgender policies. People who have gender dysphoria and identify as transgender should be treated with compassion and respect, but these policies do not do those things and will infringe on the rights and protections of others, especially the most vulnerable. I believe the issue surrounding bathroom and dressing room usage should be done on a case by case basis instead of imposing it on everyone. The truth is that there are only two sexes, and people with gender identity disorder should seek support and therapy to accept their biological sex.

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