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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  11:33 am
Commenter: Victoria

Strongly support

I strongly support the policies outlined in the guidance document "Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools." I support this because all students deserve to feel safe and supported by their school without fear of discrimination. All students should feel included and represented, especially in a learning environment. I hope that those who have left negative comments try and see this from the point of view of a child. They do not deserve to be bullied or harassed and it emphasizes the importance of enforcing these policies.

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