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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  11:28 am
Commenter: Anonymous

No No No

Absolutely oppose all of this!!! My children have rights as well and you are disregarding them!!! My daughter should be able to have privacy in a GIRLs bathroom!!! My son should be able to have privacy in a BOYS bathroom. Letting children use whichever bathroom/changing room they want to use that day is ridiculous!!!! My children's safety is on the line here and this is unacceptable!!! A school should be a safe zone for all children. Put in bathrooms/changing rooms at the schools for individual use that are for female or male (family restrooms) like they have at stores!!! I am absolutely appalled that the schools are even debating that this is a good idea. You should be ashamed of yourselves!!! 

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