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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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1/16/21  11:45 am
Commenter: Frederick Pechin

oppose to this harmful bill

I am totally against the Transgender idea. We are born one or the other sex. The fact that Testosterone or Estrogene comes in various levels in our bodies should have nothing to do with why you want to be male or female. Many children are getting pumped up by the cartoons and other shows that say it's okay if you want to be a boy or girl the opposite of what you are born as. Guidance counselors should not enter into the discussion at all. 

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