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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  7:39 pm
Commenter: C Burnett

No transgender promotion in schools-it is confusing for the majority while helping only a few
 

99.9% of the student body should not be subjected to transgender and sexual identity issues that exist for a 10th of the population. It is wrong to force these issues onto the majority that does not have identity issues of the minority & only confuses the population who do not have these identity issues.

Having the entirety of a population have to contend with the wishes of a small number of people with a deviating purpose/view/agenda, is absurd. Equality should be promoted but one’s sexuality and identity should not become a forced agenda in schools, and certainly not schools paid for by the tax payer. Sexuality and gender identity issues can be dealt with and handled privately at home, and using  counseling services offered publicly or in the schools, but should not become a part of the classroom and curriculum.  

Children are developing and growing,  and their brains aren’t fully developed until well after high school. For this reason, confusing and subjective information about gender and identity should not be pushed in schools. This is not fodder for children. It is private and personal and should be dealt with as such, not promoted publicly in a space where children should be safe and not made to feel uncertain and singled out.

Again, 99.9% of the student body should not be subjected to transgender and sexual identity issues that exist for a 10th of the population. It is wrong to force these issues onto the population that does not have identity issues.

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