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  11:47 pm
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I do support trying to make sure kids have a safe & healthy school life but this is not the way to gain it. The rights & opinions of MANY groups of people have been taken away or not even considered with this. If you have to push legislation quietly then you're not doing the right thing. Parents should have rights & the rights that are taken away with this is absolutely wrong, public schools do not have time or resources to parent AND teach EVERY student, this is a problem already.

It would be much more productive to teach respect. I respect you are trans but I don't have to agree with it as long as I respect you as a human being & treat you accordingly. You don't have to accept my opinion on the subject but if you have learned respect then you'll respect I have a different opinion. This level of respect will carry kids much farther in life than making them resent each other for some being treated differently.

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