I believe all Virginia students deserve to be treated with respect and have their education prioritized. In this case, doing so requires protections for our trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming students. These protections were not available when I went through the Virginia public school system. Gendered dress codes do not increase learning. Teachers disrespecting their students by using the wrong pronouns does not increase learning. Students having to only use prohibitively out of the way, singled out, poorly constructed bathroom facilities does not increase learning. Please put these protections in place to let students learn. Thank you.