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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  1:39 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

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Too many safety issues for children since there can be people that will abuse this if you pass it. Transgenderism is a mental illness that should be addressed medically not by the DOE or the government. Kids can change their minds about this since their brains aren't fully developed until the age of 25. Plus, being woke is a trend that some people want to hop onto but in the end you're going to hurt the children or even yourself. Please, use common sense not wokeness for the children.

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