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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  8:42 pm
Commenter: M J O’Neill

Absolutely Opposed

This is the kind of garbage that creeps into the public schools when the moral foundations of what made our country unique and great are allowed to erode away. Instead of cow-towing to this perversion, perhaps our public schools should get back into the business of teaching, especially history, that has shown repeatedly what happens when the state takes over the duties and responsibilities of parents. I hope and pray that the time will come again soon when our great state of Virginia and her legislators return to the principles we were founded upon. 

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