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  11:24 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Strongly Oppose this proposed enforcement
The schools have absolutely no right to discuss these issues with children, especially without the parents present. 
Pushing these viewpoints on impressionable children is heinous.  It is 100% up to the parents to have these conversations, not up to the schools to do so. 
Threatening parents with CPS intervention only further solidifies this as a statist agenda set out to  divide parents and children.  Quite obvious it is not about children’s welfare. 
If your Political affiliation is in support of reuniting families, why are you pushing an agenda to tear others apart?  No thanks.
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