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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  9:21 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Absolutely NOT

This is absurd and will be leading to things happening that shouldn’t be happening in bathrooms and locker rooms i general. Sports should be based on their given abilities. Girls will not hold near the abilities as boys and vice versa. I just can’t understand how that is fair for either student. Parents have every right to know as the child is technically under the age of 18 and they are responsible for the child not the school. Their is no grounds there. Schools need to take a step back and   Take into consideration how uncomfortable this is going to make others as well. I certainly don’t want a girl looking at my son in the boys locker room who “may” identify as a boy who’s to question. You may as well let them all dress and have community bathrooms and locker rooms that they all use.(sarcasm inserted) I’m beyond upset this is even being considered and may look to boy only private schools if this becomes a thing. 

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