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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  4:56 pm
Commenter: Verna C Love

VA Dept of Education

I cannot believe that the Dept of Education would choose to enact regulations that are opposed to parental beliefs.

Schools gave a duty to protect students privacy.  These harmful points of view can cause irreparable damage to our children.  Our children who are suffering already from the education or lack of education since March 2020.  

Our children deserve privacy, which they will not have if these policies are enacted.

Our children deserve better education, not this regulated non education agenda.


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