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  11:22 pm
Commenter: Ella Sesay

Strongly oppose

I strongly oppose this as It is not the right of the school to teach my children issues that relate to people's sexual preference and internal struggles. Leave that for the parents!! Teach my kids academics and nothing else. You have no right to destroy the innocence of my kids. This will cause a lot of confusion in their still developing minds and confusion that leads them to start to question their identity as a result of this indoctrination. I wonder if this is not the actual agenda of VDOE.

Secondly, how can you guarantee that this policy is not taken advantage of by miscreants seeking to toy with people's minds?

Thirdly ,can you guarantee that kids will stay safe and not get taken advantage of by individuals who use this as a means of sexually assaulting or taking privilege of members of the opposite sex who are biologically so?


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