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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  8:55 am
Commenter: JM - VA parent

Strongly Oppose - Stop this indoctrination !!!

I strongly oppose the VDOE’s draft policies for the treatment of transgender students because:

  1. It clearly violates parent’s rights to educate their children with their family values.
  2. This policy gives the schools the authority to hide children’s personal information from their parents
  3. It also sacrifices and compromises the privacy and safety of all the students.

Simply put, this draft of VDOE’s policies aim to instill in the students a set of habits and misbeliefs that align with an ideology against family values, constituting them in a clear indoctrination.

I strongly oppose this VDOE’s policy!!!

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