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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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1/12/21  4:52 pm
Commenter: Tanya Wampler


Please do not adopt the model policies regarding transgender students or force them upon our school systems!  For the protection of ALL students, sex appropriate bathrooms and locker rooms should be adhered to.  Teenage years are a very emotional time for our students, but to encourage this behavior is very dangerous.  Each sex should be taught to celebrate the uniqueness in which they were BORN rather than trying to change to something that is unnatural. Encouraging this behavior will only produce a generation of adults that are confused and hopeless.  Nothing good will come from these polices.  I do not want my children or grandchildren indoctrinated with such unnatural teachings.  The school is not the place to address this issue. Please vote NO to squelch these policies!



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