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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  11:34 am
Commenter: Anonymous

Transgender Policies

I am against these transgender policies being brought into our schools. We are talking about children, who are not old enough to make decisions for themselves. Why should our schools try to make decisions for them? Especially introducing one sided ideologies that everyone doesn't agree with. If this should occur, this allows any gender to go into any restroom or locker room without being questioned with other children who may not be comfortable with this, which could lead to those children to not use the restroom at all. This could result in medical issues from them holding going to the restroom for the whole day. Why should my children have to do this? This also could lead to an increase in sexual assault, teen pregnancies, and many other serious problems. If this bill should be approved, my children will not longer be attending a public school. 

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