Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
GDForum ID: 452
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
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.
[This forum has been finalized.]
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
Document ID Document Title Current Document Proposed Document
6968 Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools n/a pdf Proposed Document Posted with Revised Changes on 07/18/2023
Contact Information
Dr. Samantha Hollins
Asst. Supt. for Special Education & Student Serv.
101 N. 14th Street
The Virginia Register

Publication Date: 1/4/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 10
The public comment period began upon publication and lasted for 30 days. It ended on 2/3/2021.
View Comments      There are 9083 comments. The last comment was entered on 2/16/2021
Effective Date:  2/4/2021  Delayed until 3/6/2021 while comments are evaluated.
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