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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  10:22 am
Commenter: Whitney Roe

Support this policy and transgender students

I strongly support the policies outlined in the document "Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools." Trans and gender non-conforming students are so vulnerable to bullying and harassment, and desperately need to be supported by the school system throughout their formative years.

The negative comments on this forum only prove that these kids needs extra protection and support, as there are so many in our community who would deny them the safety, love, and acceptance that all children need in order to thrive.






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