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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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1/15/21  4:00 pm
Commenter: Caitlin Vauaghan

Please consider the safety of our girls

All people should be protected and treated with dignity, including those who are confused about their sex or gender, but that does not mean they should be allowed to force everyone else to participate in their confusion. I have two young girls in the public school system and am deeply concerned about the risk this puts them at. I would like to continue to have them participate in public education, but will be forced to look into other options if the outlines provided are enacted in my county.

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