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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  5:50 am
Commenter: Concerned Mother

LGBTQ school law

I absolutely do not agree with turning public education into such a mockery. Sexual preference/education needs to be taught in the home and save reading, writing, math for the classroom. No matter where a person stands as far supporting or opposing gender neutrality, it is not a topic that should be woven into the K-12 curriculum. And as far as withholding any information from a child's parent...that is absolutely ridiculous!

If a child is having trouble with gender Identity, the parents need to know so they can provide whatever help their child needs.

This bill is absolutely 100% wrong! Our children deserve so much more!!! Teach them what will help be a productive member of society and assist them in college and leave sexual identity/orientation out!!!

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