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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  3:18 pm
Commenter: C.Mgrath

We have two sets of illogical children here; the gender-confused child, and the school Admin

Its commonly accepted practice that children are not considered developed, learned, or experienced enough to make life-altering decisions.  Society and government have demonstrated this on controls down to things as common as driving, voting, alcohol, viewing adult media, tattooing, or piercing, etc... 

Yet we debate forcing society and government bureaucracies to attend to the whims of a child who may “feel” they are not the sex they were born with.  It is utterly illogical and absurd.

How to treat this child?  We can ask - do you allow degrees of bullying based on other criteria?  Why would you allow mistreatment of any child then?   

Very simply, you hold them to the same standards as any other child, including their biological sex.   They can “choose” their sex when they are adults.  

Also, for your teacher’s own future legal liability and safety, why would you want to create any complex system, of unworkable and completely impracticable rules beyond this?

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