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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  5:03 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Disapproval of gender policies in school

I absolutely agree with zero tolerance for bullying or discrimination against anyone— that includes children who are confused about their gender. Kindness and inclusivity is on the rise and I appreciate that. These policies are way too extreme and give children who don’t know enough about the topic too much liberty. This is confusing and distressing for kids. There is science in child psychology to back this up. 
It also discriminates against anyone who has a religion that teaches God created them the way they were meant to be. My bet is that the number of religious families in the schools greatly outweigh the number of gender confused children.

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