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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  8:05 pm
Commenter: Former School Employee Who's Witnessed the Indoctrination

OPPOSE
 

NO! Leave the gender studies for parents and therapists. Stop indoctrinating our children. I've seen enough material used in the school system to understand the system's ulterior motive. For example: take a look at the Virginia Readers' Choice list for children (especially middle school and high school) and see how far the material has gone to indoctrinate our children. No more are their novels on the list that include a family unit of married heterosexual parents with children. Another example are the online reading/grammar programs used in schools such as including characters who want to "change their lifestyles" (seen on a No Red Ink reading program). Parents, don't look! Nothing to see here. The schools can take care of our children. Sure. Right. Stop pushing your agendas on our children! Leave our children alone!

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