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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  1:54 pm
Commenter: Jesus T.C

I STRONGLY OPPOSE!!
 

This new found "law" is ridiculous! This is going against the idea of free will. And unconstitutional. The fact of the matter is, the school board is forcing a new code, against the children and the parent's of the children. 1] parents can't raise their children. It should not concern the school how to raise other people's children. The school should concerns themselves with the subjects of school (math, science, history) the overall academic performance of the student. 2] The negligence of the school to not inform the parents of the student?! That's absurd, the parents should be the first to be informed. That's a stab in the back to parent's. How is the child suppose to form a healthy relationship with the parent, if the school is interfering? Overall the idea to introduce such atrocity is beyond comprehension. And the plan to put such idea into motion is not justifiable. The school has no right to invoke themselves into an delicate issue that shouldn't be there problem. Don't concern yourself with something that is not your problem.

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