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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  11:12 am
Commenter: Anonymous

More consideration

More consideration to articles and information on children deciding before puberty one way and after puberty another...

The space for children needing accommodations for uneasiness will be larger than the amount of students wanting to change their identity. 

Not to mention,  sexual curiosity will be allowed and children will be bouncing from bathroom to bathroom and locker room to locker room to fulfill those curiosities.

If you take the parent out of the conversation you are denying families the growth TOGETHER.  

People are more tolerant today they are just oblivious.  Every parent has an idea about their children, sure,  but this doesn't mean they will turn their back on their child. They may see it and don't know how to help or navigate and the child FEEL that they will not understand.  

You can't pick and choose the trauma, worry,  etc. of a child... if you are going to hide this and be the only asset to the child then you need to be available 24/7 to all children going thru something in these formative years. 

You're an adult at 18, vote at 18... we can address this on a much more smaller scale than disrupting an entire school for this small group of children. 

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