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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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1/19/21  9:33 am
Commenter: Stephanie F, Teacher

I STRONGLY support this policy for all my students
 

Our children and students are the next generation of leaders. They are brilliant and capable of learning about the realities of discrimination against transgender people. Their peers deserve to be supported and protected, no matter what. The most damaging psychological and physical effects are the ostracization and othering that continue to be applied to our most vulnerable students. 

We need to be strong and caring in the face of so much anger and hatred in our society. 

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