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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  8:56 pm
Commenter: Virginia Parent

Strongly Opposed to this nonsense
 

We are well beyond the point of needing to stop this ridiculous nonsense.  Why can't we simply let children act like normal children?  Gender is a biological reality not a choice.  I understand there is a small group of people who don't feel their biological gender matches up with their mental gender.  I understand and accept that is how they are.  I believe in treating all people equally.  However, I do not believe this group should be singled out for special treatment, good or bad.   And I certainly do not believe we need to completely re-shape the rest of society so we can pretend that this is normal.  It is not.  Having a teacher risk losing a job because they forget to call someone "they" is beyond the pale of stupidity.  What is next?  Do we fire people because someone is called "short", "fat", "ugly"?  ...how about "smart" or "pretty"?  There is no end to where this idiocy can go.  Wake up people before it is too late!

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