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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  11:59 am
Commenter: Very Concerned

Strongly oppose any transgender discussions in public schools

God made each one of us in his image and our gender was determined at birth.  We do not need public schools saying that you have a say so and that it's a social decision to be made by the child. That is beyond wrong on so many levels.  This is overstepping the boundaries of what public education should be. Let's focus on our children's education on core subjects and leave social items out of public schools.  Children should not be subjected to this craziness in a public school setting and these are topics to be discussed by families, not schools.  Please remove any transgender discussions from public schools and do not approve any legislation otherwise.

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