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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  10:48 am
Commenter: Anonymous

Protect trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming students!

I fully support the protections for trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming persons. 

As a gender non-conforming person myself, these protections could have helped me a lot when I was in school. No one should have to fear for their safety because of how they choose to identify, particularly children.

It's really disgusting how people try to use their religion as a reason for why they don't support protections. Your religion doesn't extend into the areas of others' lives and ideologies. And what about separation of church and state? And how do pro-lifers justify their views when they're not actively fighting to protect the lives that already are here, even if they don't align with their own views? 

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