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  11:58 pm
Commenter: BEN LINUS


To all of the pearl clutchers, stop using children as leverage for hate-mongering because you don’t understand the complexities of modern day gender and sexual identities! 


Support these children who are our future. I’ve babysat trans kids. They’re some of the sweetest kids I’ve ever met and it hurts my heart and scares me to know so many people want them to have less human rights. I support this policy and VA lawmakers should too. 

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