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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: Anonymous

No to new transgender rules

There is much discussion about genders. If you look to science, we see that there are two genders and people either have an xy chromosome or an xx chromosome in every cell of their body. Why Virginia would adopt these new policies that basically deny reality to accommodate the few, in opposition the reality of the science, the harm that can come to children, taking away the rights of parents and the harm to girls and girls sports is incomprehensible. Middle school children almost always outgrow gender identity issues. Unless they are prevented by teachers and counselors who now have the right to usurp the rights of parents in this dubious ideology which with puberty blockers and surgeries will do irreparable damage to children. This is absolutely horrifically wrong. 

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