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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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1/20/21  12:17 am
Commenter: Daisy


as an educator, I strongly oppose to this proposed policy to enforce teachers from withholding information from parents regarding their children. Teacher’s job is to teach and to educate. The public school system should not interfere with a privacy of any citizen, and the state should not demand this from any public school teacher either. This is unethical.  Don’t use public school system and educators to carry out it’s special interest.  The public school system should not be a place to teach minors about sex, sexual identity nor sexuality.  This is responsibility of parents, not state agency nor federal government.  Do not attempt to take control over the right of parents over this important issue by forcing someone to hide the information.   

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