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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  2:23 pm
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What has happened to common sense?

I've read portions of your proposed 'guidance document'. I think you've totally lost touch with reality! In fact this document not only undermines the relationship between parent and child, but puts  these children in harms way. A child does not have the maturity or knowledge to make a decision like that, to permanently mutilate their body. And allowing them access to bathrooms and locker rooms without any question is a blatant assault on the right to privacy of other children. If this is the attitude of those in charge of public education, then its time for all responsible parents to remove their children from the public school system. 

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