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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


I can’t even believe we’re even talking about this! I strongly OPPOSE transgender kids sharing a restroom/locker room with my daughter! I do not want her surrounded by a bunch of male genitalia when it is her right to go into a female bathroom and feel secure to talk about female related issues with her female friends and not feel restricted or uncomfortable. This is just a way for male perverts to get into a female locker rooms. How many pedophiles/sexual predators are going to use this opportunity to “say they are a transgender“ just so they can go in and spy in the female bathrooms. This is gross! Have we not learned anything from Jeffrey Epstein? Larry Nassar?? And now you want to include these people in our female sports? After all the strides women have overcome to be equal now you want to taint that by having them join female sports!!?? Are you crazy? Why do we have to suffer just because someone does not like who they are? It is a genetic fact that men out power women in both speed and strength.  If boys want to be girls then great! Let them play with a boy team, wear your wig and your fake bra and play with your boys! My children’s soccer teams discourage boys and girls playing on teams that are above their age, why? Merely because one year in age provides a substantial size and strength advantage which can be a safety hazard. So if this is the case why would you have a man play on the same team as a woman and not think you were jeopardizing that woman with the same size, strength and speed advantage? There’s been countless movies on this particular problem and they’ve all been comedies! It’s because this is a comedy! I think the real issue is trying to understand why these people want to change to a different gender to begin with, start with that, solve that! STOP pushing this liberal crap down our throats. Let little girls be little girls.  Don’t deprive them of their innocence, their female camaraderie, and safety! And for God sakes start focusing on some real damn issues, this is nonsense!!! This is all a  cover up so you don’t have to focus on anything that really matters to us Americans!!! Do your job! 

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