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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  4:14 pm
Commenter: Mother of 3 public school children

Do what is best for all children

As a school counselor and mother of 3 kids ages 6, 10 and 12 I believe in the value of each and every child. Every child needs to feel loved, valued, heard and honored. However, this model to “help” transgender children does not help any child. It’s a sham that robs children of healthy growth, increases division among peers and hurts children who are confused by their growing bodies. Please love and counsel those who are confused!  They need guidance, support and to be heard, but not at the cost of other students’ natural born rights.  Let women flourish in sports celebrating their achievements while accessing safe locker rooms. Teach boys to be men who are loving fathers and community pillars. This false narrative is weakening our morals, institutions and nation. Enact this plan and suicides will flourish, not children. 

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