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  9:05 pm
Commenter: Susan Wolski

I support this legislation

i support this common sense legislation. We should have best practices in place at every school so every student has a positive inclusive learning experience. This legislation seems like it will use best practices to put in common sense policies to help school districts positively handle students of all gender identities.  Every child in our country should be able to learn in an environment that protects them and honor who they are.  Please pass this legislation.  I work in an Elementary school and believe this is important!

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