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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  9:07 am
Commenter: Mary Rice

Strongly oppose models policies for the treatment of transgender students in Va's public schools

These policies take away the rights of parents to hold discussions and decisions with their children. These policies are not based on reality. Anyone who knows children know that they change their minds constantly. They want this one day another the next day, something else next week. Transfer that to gender issues and you enter a mad house. In the end it is the child who is grievously injured as well as the parents. 

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