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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  10:26 am
Commenter: Concerned

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!
 

These troubling policies proposed by VDOE are totally unworkable and will force all students, faculty and administrators to comply with an empirically false view of sex and gender, even if it directly conflicts with their own fundamental beliefs.

However you choose to identify when you are an adult is entirely up to you, but you are born a male or female with appropriate parts to that fact.  The bible says:  ...male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27)  He created them male and female...(Genesis5:2)  [Jesus said,]"But from the beginning of the creation, God 'made them male and female,'" (Mark 10:6)  [Jesus said,] "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female.'" (Matthew 19:4)  No matter what you "choose" to identify with, you are anatomically either male or female.  No male should be allowed to use a female bathroom/locker room or changing room (that opens up all kinds of sexual misconduct/harrassment) nor should they be allowed to participate in girls/women's sports.  Our school systems/government should not be "teaching" our children what gender they are. GOD HAS ALREADY DECIDED THAT!!!

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