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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  4:22 pm
Commenter: RICHARD BOHMER

Virginia DOE Transgender proposed policy
 

Some good ideas especially on bullying but some very poorly thought out ideas on students expected to share bathrooms and showers with members of the opposite sex.

If kids are really confused as to what bathroom or shower they should use, build them new ones and as a taxpayer I will gladly pay the increase in my taxes.  All the requirements under this proposed policy will likely cost more than just modifying your facilities.  Your trying to fix a problem by creating a bigger one that abdicates your responsibility to your students.  What about the rights of students and their families who are very opposed to these radical ideas that seems to be written more to address the needs of the adult authors than the student population ! 

You are driving people out of your schools instead of solving a problem.  Good luck with this poorly thought out plan.

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