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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  4:39 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Just, No....

This should be at the sole discretion of the parents. Maybe if this was an elective in high school or college, but this has no place in children's classrooms considering this subject, to many, is still considered a mental illness. 

A child's mind is like a sponge. Its still soaking in all of the other new content they come into contact with everyday. They aren't mentally mature enough to handle such a complex subject. Anybody that thinks a kid can digest information such as this is severely mistaken. Children have enough to contend with everyday thanks to us. Don't add this to the pile. 

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