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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  12:14 pm
Commenter: A concerned parent

Strongly oppose

Parents are the primary educator of children, n not the state. I strongly oppose any legislation that permits children to do anything without parental consent. I strongly oppose any legislation that allows the state to teach anything to children that the parents can not opt out of. Perhaps your time would better served pouring your resources into getting children back into school and teaching them in the middle of an ongoing pandemic. Focusing on this instead when children are struggling to learn basic academics is negligent and shows a lack of interest for children in Fairfax County. Perhaps time would be better served focusing on what is ailing more Fairfax County children currently and not a small number - poverty due to a struggling economy, lack of a learning environment, mental health issues due to lack of peer interactions, etc. 

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