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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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1/13/21  7:49 am
Commenter: Tammy Powers

Oppose Transgender School Policy

I oppose transgender policy education being taught to children at school.  Period. Children should be nurtured, not confused.  They should be able to grow as they were created and meant to be. The government has no authority to override the authority of parents in this type of "concept." Period. Who do proponents of this they think they are to override God?  He created each person and made him or her male or female. Period.  God help our state and our nation. 

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