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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  6:05 pm
Commenter: Disheartened patriot

These are not your children

Americans still have the right to their own beliefs.  Americans have freedom of choice, freedom of religion.  It is not the Virginia Government's place to take those rights away from the parents of our most vulnerable citizens, our children.

Most data shows that 94% of children with gender dysphoria grow out of it by the time they reach puberty.  So rather than teaching young children to start advocating to change the trajectory or their life before they are developed enough for mature reasoning, and use this as yet another attempt to minimize the role of a parent in developing their own child's morale compass, family values, and parental care in knowing what to teach their own child when, and how to teach it...simply teach tolerance and the ability to have civil discourse with one another.  Not sex ed designed for adolescents to be forced on elementary kids.  Let our kids be kids and our parents parent.   

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