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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  11:29 am
Commenter: Concerned parent

Absolutely NOT

I do not believe it is the right of the government to mandate how parents can raise their children.  All this bill will do is discriminate against all other children.  The opposite sex should not use the same bathroom or play some of the same sports.  This will create a divide that may never be fixed.  I have taught my children to be respectful to everyone, but this will be undermining everything I have taught.  Basically, a transgender child will be in charge of a school system and that is fundamentally wrong.   Put policies in place that would hinder discrimination just like there is for minority groups, but do not place this group above anyone else.  If this passes, there will be an overwhelming decrease in the public education sector and more private and homeschooling.  

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