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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  1:40 pm
Commenter: Emily Hulette

Greatly support
 

As a mom of a transgender son in elementary school he’s been held against his will, harassed and bullied in the boys bathroom. He has all female friends which have been more accepting of his preferences. If asked, I would bet each of his girl  friends wouldn’t think anything different bc they’ve known my son for years and are used to him preferring to wear girl clothes. I would rather him use the girls bathroom since the boys bathroom has been an issue over the years but not everyone is so accepting. I’d never want anyone to be uncomfortable with him being in the opposite bathroom but how’s he’s been made to feel unsafe in his own bathroom w the boys. 

 

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