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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  4:11 pm
Commenter: Courtney


This is not something the BOE should even be involved in or promoting. This is not fair for parents who do not agree that an adolescent should be making these kinds of decisions. This is something that should be up to parents to educate their children on and not learning at school. Provide the transgender kids their own bathroom facilities. The last thing that needs to happen is a 15 year old boy who just decides they are a girl in a whim to go into the girls room and have the accessibility to rape a young girl. Just because a child says they feel like they are the opposite sex one day doesn’t mean they should access to that sex’s bathroom. Kids and teens question their sexuality all the time and change their minds. They need significant therapy before an accommodation like that is made for them!

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