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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  9:23 pm
Commenter: Concerned Virginia parent and citizen

I strongly oppose transgenderism being encouraged in schools. It is damaging to all exposed.

Children are not able to make this type of decision about their body before their body is fully formed. Their parents have a right to know what is going on. Other children in the school should not be exposed to this kind of behavior. Boys should never have access to girls locker rooms and vice versa. There are reasons that they are separated. A bathroom needs to be completely private and should never be accessed by the opposite gender weather or not the child “feels like” the opposite sex. This is damaging to our society and the future of our country and world. Children should be children and they should not have to be exposed to this type of brainwashing. You are born with one sex, accepting it and embracing it should be encouraged and not discouraged. Everything else needs to be addressed by the parents and not the school or teacher. Any problem should be discussed with a parent. 

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