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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  4:17 pm
Commenter: Mr. Stephen Piscitelli

Strongly Oppose New Policies

I strongly oppose the new policies of reeducation of children in fairfax county schools to favor transgenderism. It smacks of communist strategy of the state interfering with parental authority by separating children from their parents and brainwashing them. No! Not okay!
These policies are divisive and discriminate against poor parents who have a duty to protect their children from corruption yet send their children to the county school in good faith trusting the government to respect their free speech rights and their personal morality which opposes such policies as base and unseemly. Do not implement these disgusting policies. Avoid the backlash from the majority of our good faith loving citizens who are the stable force of our commonwealth.

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