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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  8:46 pm
Commenter: Lorraine Ondrasik


I oppose the school system discussing any information about gender issues related to a particular child if that subject is in direct opposition to the family to which a child is born into, and I defer that the school system defer to the family that the child belongs to and if there are issues which the child makes discussion with regarding his /her gender identity it should be a family matter and the school system should butt out.

Theses matters that the school system deems as child abuse where the school system states that the parent is basically insensitive to the gender of the child is simply put, ridiculous and at these times where many issues are confusing to children, the idea of gender confusion may very well enter in, but the fact that family crises cause most of these issues does not mean that the child needs to begin a permanent change in his body format because of temporary confusion.

Why doesn't the school system offer more counseling to families to help with confusion prevention instead of creating division between parent and child.

This is pretty disgusting.

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