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  9:14 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

No. Just no.

This policy would open a whole new “can of worms.” The fact that a school would be prohibited from telling the parent about a biological male using the same changing facility as a female is ridiculous. So many false allegations and other mishappenings could easily come from this. Not to mention the easy access for underage and unsafe sex and abuse would be easily accessible. 

Another concern is the fact that those parents who chose to teach their children about their God-given gender and identity would be more than likely frowned upon and open to bullying. Due to religious beliefs this definitely would cross a major line in numerous religions.

I am definitely opposed I this and think it should NOT be passed. If it does then you will see the downfall of public education because parents will simply feel like their children are unsafe. 

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