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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  11:04 pm
Commenter: L


These ridiculous agendas only open the door for an exponential continuance of problems to solve. The more it gets catered to, the bigger and more complicated it grows. Has anyone seen the pattern?  If someone has gender identity issues, that is their cross to carry, just as every individual has difficult issues in their own lives.  If someone has an illness, should we all contract that illness?  If someone is in a wheel chair, should we all get in wheel chairs?  Adversity is a challenge and needs to be dealt with by the individual.  Often times adversity creates strength and fortitude.  These are good characteristics.  Life is not meant to be easy.  In the long run, many more children will become confused about their identity with all of this jargon being put in place.

Who is supposed to know what gender someone "feels like" on any given day or moment to address them the way they won't find "harassing".  Just because someone says something was received as harassing does not mean it was delivered as harassment.  Now we have to judge the intent of everyone's comments and how they got translated?  Who will be that judge and jury?  Before instilling more rules, think about the trickle down effect of more problems it will create.

Let's stop the nonsense before it goes any further and get back to common sense.  Vehemently oppose!


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