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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  9:30 am
Commenter: John

This is egregious
 

If you continue to proceed with indoctrinating our children in evil, insane policies that destroy children's lives, then you will lose all legitimacy as an institution that is pro-children.  You are ruining children's lives.  There is no evidence that promoting these experimental transgender policies improve psychological health and you are putting children in physical danger.  

There is a difference between prohibiting bullying and pushing sexualization of children and removal of parents from the parent/child relationship.  

Stop and modify this policy to focus on protection of the children from bullying, but not from their own parents.  You are being totalitarian in a new, untested, experimental ideology that is causing lives to be ruined.  

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