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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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1/18/21  1:27 am
Commenter: Geralyn Russo

Guidance for Transgenders

Putting aside any arguments regarding the morality of promoting transgender ideology, this law strips innocent youth from their rights and protections by forcing them to participate in social activities and interactions that would require them to be exposed to and accept transgenderism. Further, this strips parents of their ability to protect their child from being immersed in an environment they don’t agree is healthy for their child’s mental, emotional and moral development. Essentially, this law forfeits the rights and protections of the majority for the promotion of an agenda that ignores and denies natural law. Further, no matter what labels you assign to any self-reported identity does not, can not and will never change the fact that, with the exception of very rare conditions, each and every individual is born as a male or a female and nothing can change that. Surgeries and body mutilation will never change that person chromosomes, which is what has always and will always define one’s gender. This abomination needs to stop before these perverse ideologies destroy our youth, rob them of their innocence and continue to foster and promote mental illness.  

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