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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  12:17 pm
Commenter: Carmen C

STRONGLY OPPOSE VDOE DRAFT POLICY FOR TREATMENT OF TRANSGENDER STUDENTS
 

I strongly oppose VDOE's proposed guidelines based on radical theories that eradicate all distinctions between male and female and indoctrinate our school children.  The proposed guidelines are dangerous to children and school staff, they undermine parental rights and disregard the God-given rights of U.S. citizens.  We cannot allow radical liberals in the legislature and executive branch to transform Virginia into a state in which parents can no longer parent their children, and children are being manipulated into disavowing their parents’ teachings and values –and even being commissioned to report parents who don’t fully embrace the new orthodoxies.  Enough is enough.   Stop this nonsense, please.

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