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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  10:28 am
Commenter: A mom

Absolutely oppose

As a mom, I am ABSOLUTELY appalled.....this bill is requiring all school divisions in VA to teach what needs to be addressed at home, and ONLY at home! Children cannot even have sex Ed classes without opt in permission, yet schools will be required to adopt trans-gender policies. And even more appalling, is the fact that children can use whichever bathroom they prefer.....we are asking for disaster here!! This defies common sense. I will NEVER support any legislators who support this bill. Vote this bill down! 

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