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  10:55 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Are you out of your mind?

This really isn't about transgender issues. This is about forcing people to do what you want them to do. What will happen if VA forces transgender agendas on the education system will simply force anyone with a slightly conservative viewpoint to pull their kids out and put them in private school or you will see a mass exodus for home school. If they aren't able to do this, they will move for the nearest state that doesn't do this kind of stuff. Beyond this, what you are proposing is compelling speach, which I have questions about the legality on that one. Furthermore, what happens when you try to enforce this policy in all those rural towns where the sheriff is primed to get a good reason to deputize every man, woman and child. Does the state actually think that they will separate tens of thousands of kids from families and then what? The legislation is a gross overreach and will not end well. Add to this that you will one day stand before God and you will have to explain it.

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