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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  4:51 pm
Commenter: Rebecca A Sanchez

OPPOSE! STRONGLY OPPOSE! Why is this ok with you to not follow the science on this & teach lies?

Why is it ok with anyone to teach/allow things that go against science? The biology of human makeup has not changed, nor will it. A male has chromosomes that say he is male. A female has chromosomes that say she is female.  A male and female are necessary to procreate.  Why is it ok to force others to agree with things that are not based in reality? Why is it ok with anyone that parental rights are removed? Why is it ok to teach children to be secretive and lie? Why is it ok to require adults to be secretive and lie?  Why is it ok to subject young students to give up their privacy in locker rooms and bathrooms, where one should feel safe?  Why is it ok to not protect children who don't suffer from gender dysphoria?  Why is it ok to not protect the rights of parents and teachers?  Why is it ok to bring ideas to children's minds that they wouldn't have thought about except for your bringing it to their attention?  Why are these things ok with any of you?

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