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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  6:31 am
Commenter: Daniella Harris

STRONGLY OPPOSE!!!!!!!!!!!
 

This contradicts science, strips parental rights, and forces people to have their children accept  a forced ideology.  This also opens Pandora's box and Legal liability for schools, school boards, individual teachers and teachers unions and the state government itself after the first incident of potential Sexual Abuse (intended or accidental) or even Rape when Children are allowed to determine bathroom and locker room use without guidance of adults who are there to protect ALL students!  
Parents and Legal Guardians make these decisions NOT school systems which are there to Serve and educate Not Mandate a different set of rules! Legally this will go to the Supreme Court and should if a school system can overstep boundaries like this!! 

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