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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  7:42 pm
Commenter: Keta Fetters

STRONGLY OPPOSE
 

The school system has absolutely no place mandating or even involving themselves in this. There are many "special needs" that kids have, and gender dysphoria is one of those. However, the entire population of kids need not be turned on its head to cater to a tiny fraction of confused kids. This is something that should be dealt with at home, and kids need to use the facilities according to the genitalia they are born with.

Please do not force children to live the fantasies of liberal adults living vicariously through them.

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