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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  8:37 pm
Commenter: Francesca Taylor

Follow the Science NOT the Political Indoctrination

"Gender: A set of social, psychological, and emotional traits that classify an individual as typically masculine or feminine, although the social construct of gender may be more diverse across a continuum rather than as a binary system."

The definition above is from your Draft Guidelines.

In NO universe is this the definition of gender. None. Nada. Never.

Gender is a reference to Biology. If you have 2 X chromosomes you are female. If you have an X and a Y you are male. If you are having a hard time deciding what you are, look where the pee comes out.

If you are deformed (either congenitally or accidentally) a compassionate society will pity you, but reality must not be deformed to "normalize" you.

This Draft is offensive from page one.

Chuck it. Forget it.

Virginia public schools urgently need to deal with bullying, violence, crime, drugs, and TEACHING THE BASICS! Math competency and English competency MUST take priority over "political correctness indoctrination. Virginia schools aren't graduating enough kids with competence in basic Biology with just the 2 real genders - focus on that first!

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