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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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1/14/21  1:26 pm
Commenter: A decent human

I 1000000% support the safety of transgender students

I hope none of the transgender students are unfortunate enough to have to live with the transphobic parents in these comments. Support for the students identities and safety is absolutely CRUCIAL, especially in a world filled with so much hatred and malice as it is. In addition, statistically, your child is more likely to be harrased or assaulted by a family member than a transgender person, so anyone here crying that their child is going to be attacked should focus on evaluating their own family problems first. I hope any transphobes in these comments grow out of their ignorance, and learn not to look at people with hatred for being themselves and not hurting others. 

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