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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  3:34 pm
Commenter: ACS

OPPOSE- parents should maintain authority on these critical issues

Oppose these guidelines. 

Parents have authority over their children. The government shall not dictate how parents should handle gender related issues with their children.

Parents and staff should continue to work together to teach against bullying of any kind. 

We must not create more confusion and chaos for our students.  Keeping biological males and biological females separated into gender specific bathrooms and locker rooms is non-negotiable to maintain privacy and safety. Or create multiple single person bathrooms/changing rooms.

Allowing biological males and females to intermingle in these ways would be completely irresponsible, damaging psychologically, and dangerous physically. 


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