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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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1/9/21  10:52 am
Commenter: N. Gingras


As a human beings,  all creatures have inalienable rights. These are rights to be treated with dignity and respect.  I feel that the children today are being cheated and disrespected by the window of leeway we are placing on their shoulders.  We are born male or female.  If there is confusion in the genetics, we need to find out the reason. It is not just something that over 2000 plus years we can decide is all the sudden changing.  What are we doing environmentally to cause these children such turmoil?  Unfortunately, the children today are having these feelings.  I feel we need to educate them on who they are, allow them separate bathrooms or spaces to feel safe, but do not let their immature minds have to think they are different. Help them to know who they really are.  I oppose this bill for the way it is written. 

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