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  9:42 pm
Commenter: Concerned Citizen

Transgender rights - or non transgender rights

Transgender rights end when they trample on the rights of others that are not transgender like using the bathrooms or locker rooms of the opposite sex from their own biological sex.  Also transgender students should not be allowed to play on sports teams who are of the opposite biological sex.  Very unfair because of the physical strength of the opposite sex. No teaching or reading or discussion of transgender materials should be allowed without the parent's permission.

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