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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  9:30 pm
Commenter: JeanG

NO! Throw OutI am sure this is like shouting into the wind. privacy and safety, modesty This Bill

No. Ridiculous that you would decieve patents, lie to children and disregard the feelings and mental health, as well as safety of 99.999 percent of students. So according to the policies when in their restrooms children will see the privates of the opposite sex getting ready for gym or whatever and just deal with it. And then you don't tell the parents? And then the child who saw this can be punished if they say anything that would hurt the gender conflicted person? Am I not stating truth? According to your policies I am. Help those very, very few children who are conflicted, but do not make everyone elses world revolve around them. And do not teach children that they are gender conflicted. You are robbing them of their greatness and who they are intended to be, and treading where you have no right. Corona has turned everything upside down, do not add this mess of a policy. No!

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