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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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1/10/21  2:46 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Stronly oppose

Strongly oppose this should not be handled by the school. This issue should be handled at home with the childs family. I cannot imagine how the school should be in charge in a matter that does not involve them. The parents should always be informed of everything in order to be there the best way they can be for their child. This approach will not only destroy families but will also destroy the child. Absolutely not, this is irresponsible & destructive. Do not support.

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