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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  6:06 pm
Commenter: Nicholas

Strongly Support

I strongly support this.

There are tons of reports noting the chronic harassment of transgendered children (and adults alike) and just as many that note the suicide rates due to the harassment. I read a lot of these comments prior to commenting myself and it’s sickening how many people opposing this say they want to “keep things normal” and “don’t want them near their children.” 

These are children with legitimate identities and the people afraid of change are trying to delegitimize that. That takes away from the potential they have to move forward. Bigotry has no place anywhere but especially not in the education system. Protect trans kids forever.

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