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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  1:55 pm
Commenter: Loretta

Child abuse

I am a concerned citizen, military spouse & mother. It is concerning that the school boards would even consider this to pass. Implementing this would be a threat to the mental health of our children in our schools. It is considered child abuse and neglect from the board of education. It goes against our children’s civil rights. Our children should be cared for not subjects of social experiments. This bill is a threat to my children and we as parents have the right to stop education board on applying political issues into their system, it is against the law and they should stick to teaching the ABC’s this is easily proven to be child abuse! I am sure they will think carefully. 

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