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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  9:04 am
Commenter: Concerned parent

Strongly Oppose!

I strongly oppose the proposed transgender bill. It's not right to undermine & go behind parents backs regarding what their child is involved in, does or is disciplined about at school. No child should be bullied or harrassed but forcing, teaching, & encouraging transgender/LGBTQ agenda is reckless & causes further confusion to children. The Bible & nature itself plainly states/shows that their is male & female not only physically but their inner self as well. To enforce this agenda puts the teachers & children in situations that would otherwise not be an issue. Parents & teachers need to work together in the education of their children. Teachers should not be forced to teach & embarce questionable agenda without the parents knowledge. This definitely breaksdown the trust between parents & teachers.

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