I strongly support the model policies for transgender students. This is vital for the health and well being of transgender and non-conforming students. Transgender people have higher rates of suicide and are more likely to contemplate suicide than the general population. They are also often targets of bullying. We must do all we can to help these students so they can grow up feeling safe and accepted. We also must foster acceptance of transgender and non-conforming students in schools and society as a whole. It makes me very sad to read the comments of some people. I hope you will not listen to the comments of ignorant and bigoted people when deciding on policy. We need to put children first, and the model policy does just that.