Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
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  9:00 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Oppose bullying & loss of women's rights

Child safety is paramount. We must continue to work to keep bullying out of all schools. But this model policy reflects flawed policies. Sex differences exist in DNA, though it is unpopular to follow the science in this field. Trying to eliminate gender-based activities is also wrong-headed. (E.g., Father-daughter events such as Take Your Daughter to Work Day, have helped women broaden their career goals.) Trans and cisgendered kids should both be respected. 

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