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  4:06 pm
Commenter: RK


There are three genders as defined by science. Male, female and intersex. Intersex births are one in one thousand five hundred and are individuals who are born with both genitalia. Recognizing transgenders as a sex is wrong, both scientifically as well as socially. This progressive idea needs to change. It doesn’t exits in other countries and it should not exist here either. Our children do not need to learn about cross dressers and transgender people who are either male or female. Transgender is not a sex and should not be recognized as such. 

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