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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  5:06 pm
Commenter: Concerned parent/grandparent/citizen of this planet

Transgender Policy - Disturbing overreach, void of science or reality. Who’s minding the children?

THE most disturbing thing I have ever seen related to public schools is that educators are signing this document in support of this policy. The quote of the day lately seems to be ‘Follow the science’. Well, I’m asking you to follow the science here as well. Do you want to destroy a generation? 

If this passes there needs to be a mass exodus of students from public schools to private schools or home-schooling and quick. We are losing time and ground with our youth. It’s time to stand up and stop this attack on the minds of our most precious ones, as well as this attack on our faith, and our freedom to remain in reality. If ANY child struggles, they need the support of qualified professionals and of their families, AND they need boundaries that are based on sound judgement and reality. Stay out of our families! Teach our children the subjects you are paid to teach, notify us when there are issues that you are not qualified or entrusted to deal with, and stop trying to push your agenda. 

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