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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  7:51 pm
Commenter: John Fernandez

Absolutely opposed

I'm absolutely opposed to this proposed action. Please stick to teaching an academic curriculum focusing on the core subjects that we send our kids to school to learn. Stay out of the area of individaul family value systems that each family has the right to instill in their children. What you're doing is an outrageous overreach, an arrogant "politburo"-like assumption that you know better than the "ignorant masses." It's absurd and outrageous for a public school system to think its role is to impose its own views on children to advance a specific cultural and political agenda, while completely dismissing families' personal, private, and religious beliefs. That is tyranny. Just stick to teaching them core subjects.       

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