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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  3:38 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

strongly oppose, this is insane

I cannot believe sane people would put such a proposal onto our children at school.  Little girls may be scarred for life if a boy comes into their restroom and molests them or more. Parents know more about their children than teachers could ever know and should be aware of what is happening to their children by an overzealous teacher.  I know a boy who refused to wrestle against a girl because he knows better on how to treat girls with respect. Another friend's daughter cannot get an athletic scholarship to college because a boy claiming to be a girl has won all the races.  What has happened to Title 9 that we all fought so hard to get? In my own family, a boy raging with male hormones, then decided he was a girl, no, now he's a boy again, but the latest report was that he's not sure.  His mental and emotional change in development is driving him crazy. This is a cruel and torturous way to treat our children.  Stop it now.

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