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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  2:07 pm
Commenter: Daris Swepston

Strongly Oppose

This is nothing more than a political issue.  Science does not support the view of transgender thought.  This is a psychological problem and should be dealt with as such. As responsible parents, teachers and members of society, we should fight to remove the stigma associated with mental illness and work toward getting them the help they are screaming for.

In addition,  any psychologist knows well that children do not complete brain development until the mid 20s, which also is affected by biological sex.  Let's get these children the help they need to understand what they are going through.

In addition, children who know they are either male or female should not be subjected to the issues this poor thinking subjects them to.  It infringes on their rights.  This is a can of worms that should never have been encouraged, much less considered. 

Let's get these children help and support that are confused.  



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