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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  7:12 pm
Commenter: JeanG

NO! Absolutely no

This policy has no place in schools. Deceiving parents? Keeping information such as a boy who wants to be a girl is dressing in the girls locker room with your daughter? And if any student questions that they will be punished? And the poor teachers...what a heavy load to try and teach as it is and you want this load of rules to dominate everyone for a very, very, very few students? Help them but not by canceling the rights of 99.999 percent of students and having them walk in fear and insecurity. There are only two genders according to science and pushing this transgender message is misguiding and lying to a generation who is having their identity stolen.

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