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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  7:39 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

This is not tolerance, but the removal of everyone's rights...including parents of trans kids

Oppose this! Parents have the right to know when the school and WHAT the school is discussing with their children regardless of their identification. 

Teachers and all Americans have the right to disagree and not be disciplined for their disagreements. This is America and speech and opinions are protected by the Constitution. That is something the author's of this bill do not understand. If you want to be transgendered then that is your business. Do not force people to discriminate and treat them differently than everyone else because that is exactly what you are doing. 

My kids will never attend public education if this bill is passed and my tax dollars will go somewhere else. Period.

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