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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  10:46 am
Commenter: ANON

Trans bathroom, good idea

Unless you are trans yourself it’s hard to understand the struggles that every day trans kids go through. Trans kids being themselves is NOT a person, nor should be treated such. trans kids using their preferred bathrooms harms no one in any way. it would make trans kids feel more safe at school, and feel like they’re able to use the bathroom that they belong in. they wouldn’t have to prove themselves. no one should have to prove themselves to anyone on why they’re the person that they are. trans people aren’t trans to go against anyone. they’re trans because that’s who they are, and should be able to be who we are without questioning, so this law is a wonderful idea !! 

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