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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  7:28 pm
Commenter: Joe Matrarats

Strongly Disagree - This is a priority with so many kids failing?? So so wrong...
  1. How has this been circulated since families I spoke to never heard or seen this proposal?
  2. Where is the science/studies/analysis behind this proposal that examines the ramifications on the non-gender-challenged kids?  There needs to be transparency on if ANY study has truly been done to show this.
  3. Teachers - this truly can have a significant negative impact on teachers and could end their lively-hood if vindictive kids purposely change their choice everyday to get rid of teachers.  STUPID.
  4. So wrong to exclude parents on what the school would do and to ignore the parents.  Kids belong to the parents NOT the STATE!!!
  5. Focus on educating kids not this social engineering.  Not your job.
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