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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  10:35 pm
Commenter: One who has dealt with same-sex attraction

STOP this child abuse from state board of education regarding transgenders.

As a retried public school teacher, it is distressing to see how many supposedly educated adults have been blinded by Satan's lies.  I dealt with same-sex attraction and proclaim unreservedly that LGBT are designations of sexual abnormalities - ABNORMALITIES.  They are not identities - not real ones.  Our true identity, which we have to affirm, is God's beloved child.  Gender identity is a construct.  Sex is not assigned at birth; it is determined at creation and it cannot be changed.  It is "recognized" at birth.  One may "feel" different than their actual sex, but that's an unreality which has to be dealt with.  Parents, teachers, etc. who do not help children learn to deal with reality are engaging in neglect & abuse.  For a state board of ed. to propose such policies is evil - the work of the devil.  Sane parents must oppose this, and, if it is implemented, remove your child from the public school system.  Do not allow your precious child to be subjected to such daily abuse.  I had a sister born with spina bifida, but her physical abnormality was not her "identity".  And because my parents did not cater to her condition, she grew up learning how to deal with reality.  As an adult (paralyzed from the waist down, wearing crutches & braces), when others politely offered assistance, she would boldly say "I AM NOT HANDICAPPED."  Not teaching children to deal with reality is to handicap them.  The proposed policies will handicap children rather than help them.  May sanity and reality prevail.

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