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  7:10 pm
Commenter: Virginia Parent


I have a Master's degree in psychology.  A key principle in psychological practice is that to encourage, endorse, or deepen an individual's psychological disorder is deeply unethical.  Thus, the Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students are unethical in that they encourage gender dysphoria rather than promoting support and healing for its victims.

Moreover, the Model Policies defy basic biological science.  In psychology, the inability to acknowledge reality is defined as a "psychosis," making the Model Policies fit the definition of "psychotic" (or the writer(s) is psychotic).  No one who denies science has any business doing anything related to the education of children.  The Model Policies should be rejected immediately and those involved in their development released from any education related employment.

The elimination of gender based practices such as single sex sports teams and father daughter dances denies our basic human design.  Indoctrinating children into such unscientific madness could be considered child abuse given the deep harm it can cause.

The Model policies should be wholly rejected save for the principle that students suffering from gender dysphoria should be treated with compassion and not bullied.

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