Support for transgender student policy document
I would like to express my strong support for the proposed guidance document, "Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia's Public Schools." The policies outlined in this document would promote an inclusive and respectful environment for transgender students in Virginia's public schools. In fact, several of the policy revisions, such as equitable dress codes and personal information protection, would benefit all students. Virginia's transgender students have a right to an education experience free from harassment and bullying, the same as cisgender students. The policies outlined in this guidance document not only ensure that the rights of transgender students are protected - they also promote a positive, inclusive learning environment. Thank you to the VDOE and the committee for your time developing a well researched and thoughtful policy document.