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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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1/11/21  11:05 am
Commenter: Christina

biology is not optional
 

Sensitivity to this subject should not be ignored but SHOULD NOT be the norm and should not cause conformity and confusion for the majority. Biology is male and female. This matter has nothing to do with pushing religious practices; it has everything to do with sound science and order. Instituting these radical measures will only further confuse and divide our precious children's developing minds and social-self. When issues do arise within this area...they should be handled as special cases and on a case by case basis...NOT mandated legalities. 

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