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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  8:43 pm
Commenter: Public School Sucks

No to this trans crap!

Why encourage being something they are not? We should be teaching these kids to be happy with who they are. Why would you make the majority uncomfortable when that still will leave the minority uncomfortable? It puts boys at risk for being accused of sexual harassment and our girl at risk of being harassed or assaulted. Are you going to have a teacher of the opposite sex watching kid change clothes and use the bathroom? Now that's going to put teacher in a bad position. I pray I never have to put my child in public schools. 

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