Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
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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1/4/21  9:19 pm
Commenter: John McCauley

Transgender student proposed guidelines

I do not agree with the proposed guidelines for transgender students. What is proposed is not something initiated by or promoted by our children. Rather it is part of the agenda of he radical left that wants to take parental control away from where it naturally belongs. Radical theories that eradicate all distinctions between male and female and indoctrinate our school children have no appropriate basis in our culture. There are far more pressing problems and programs facing the General Assembly that need addressing. 

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