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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  7:48 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

STRONGLY OPPOSE
 

It would seem ‘follow the science’ means nothing anymore. We actually now ‘Ignore the science’ or ‘ignore biology’ in order to advance an agenda and encourage sexual behavior that all to often has serious emotional and physical consequences. Furthermore, putting this burden of forcing a teacher to deny their own conscience or to deny what they plainly see is heartbreaking. As if teachers weren’t already struggling right now!? Perhaps some teachers have no issue with this, but where is the conscious clause for those who will undoubtedly struggle? Where is the conscious clause for parents who don’t wish to complicate their child’s education with such unnecessary distractions? I am quite sure there isn’t one. We’ve gone mad. ??‍??

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