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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  6:26 pm
Commenter: Mimi

STRONGLY OPPOSE ALL DRAFT MODEL POLICIES
 

I STRONGLY OPPOSE every single one of the model policies drafted for the treatment of transgender students in the public school systems of Virginia.

"Parents who encourage their children to embrace their God-given sex will be at risk of being reported for child abuse or neglect." This is unthinkable. God gave these children to their parents to bring them up according to HIs word.

" A gender-neutral dress code will permit boys to wear skirts, and girls to go topless in activities where boys can do so, such as swimming activities or team activities (Draft Policy, p.16)."  This is disgusting, and yet our school systems have filtering systems in place on student technology devices to prevent them from seeing pornographic material?

 "The current state administration is committed to subjecting parents, families and teachers who resist the transgender policies to investigation, criminal charges, loss of job and perhaps more." This is really frightening. 

What is our world coming to? All of this is wrong. Wrong. WRONG. Please pray fervently and rethink.

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