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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  6:27 pm
Commenter: Mom and Teacher

STRONGLY OPPOSED
 

Absolutely Not!  It would violate and interfere with parental rights in raising and educating children on innate matters pertaining to sexuality and sexual identity.  The children (yes they are children!!) must not be  exposed to members of the opposite sex while undressed.

This would expose children to concepts and theories about which they are unequipped to fairly apply mature examination and assessment.  The mature, sexual kids will be the bullies.  Bullies still exists and this will open a lot of violent behavior instead of what you're trying to do!!  It will have the opposite effect!!!  There will be bullying and rape in those bathrooms!

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