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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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2/3/21  4:14 am
Commenter: Noelle B

Trans children are our children
 

Our trans children deserve to be educated in a safe environment without the possibility of harassment for being transgender or non binary. We need to keep our trans or nonbinary children safe by carefully listening to their concerns and addressing them in an appropriate manner. Trans* any nonbinary children are more likely to be ostracized by students and teachers, if we can't ensure they have a safe environment to learn in, we are valuing the lives of cisgender children over our trans* and nonbinary children during one of their most vulnerable times in their life. Instead, we should empower our trans* and nonbinary children so they are ready to take on the world outside of school. Trans* children and nonbinary children are our children, and we need to protect all of our children. 

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