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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  9:44 am
Commenter: Virginian

Support
 

i strongly support this. There is no reason not to have policies that support all types of students, and teach others how to respect them. I’ve seen some comments saying this encourages transgenderedness and LGBTQ+ behavior, but this doesn’t hold water. We teach students books with the n-word in it, however those lessons don’t encourage racism. Students have always been able to handle new things and challenging topics when taught appropriately.

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