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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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1/17/21  4:47 pm
Commenter: Cindy Cronin

I strongly disagree

God help our country!  Why are we destroying our children in our schools?  Everyone has a God given free will from God, but why do we have to teach about such a topic as gender identity in a way that makes it ok, normal, or just a choice.  Unfortunately our family base has become weaker, lack of guidance and children in many homes are left to figure out life on their own.  Maybe we should start teaching the bible in school, God's word, oh but that might offend someone, after all it would be more of a rewarding life to follow, and maybe teach them how to respect others, love each other, and how to become a productive adult in a shattered, immoral world. I agree that children need to understand that some children are different, medically, psychologically, or by choice.  All people need to be respected, but I will teach my grandchildren Godly things, not things of the world or what our school system wants them to believe.  Our leaders of our country, our local government, and our school leaders need to ask themselves, who do I serve? God or the world?  Unfortunately, I don't believe our leaders listen to our concerns anyway or the above as written.   Again, God help and heal our country.

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