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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  9:27 pm
Commenter: M. GILLSON

Transgender policies are inconsistent with reality

There is a reality to human sexuality these ideas are contrary to that reality. There are two modes of being human- Male and female. Those are determined by genetic makeup and no self mutilation through surgery or toxic regimen of unnatural hormones can chang the reality. So how about the school board focus on science and deal in reality and seek to define truth rather than subjecting students to lies and bizarre ideas. Also, this distorted idea conflicts with the values that many parents hand on to their children. It is not the job of the school board to undermine those values or usurp the parents roles.

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