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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  5:09 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Not just the bathrooms

Not only would sharing bathrooms bring on further issues or push for other policies, especially those that would include adults, but integrating genders in sports would cause problems and that’s been proven. Males naturally have an athletic advantage due to their chemical makeup the females lack. Even with hormones and other treatments the naturally ability already exists. How would you feel if you were a female competing against someone with male genetic makeup? I know I would have been discouraged and probably would not have competed. 

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