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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  9:47 pm
Commenter: Marshall & Lisa


I absolutely agree no one should be bullied or harassed for their personal life choices. This does little if nothing to bring reform. Furthermore all other persons have their right to privacy in single sex facilities. Most children have not had enough life experience to comprehend a decision this large, and the ability to do so without a guardian's knowledge is absurd. These policies pose a real danger to our children, both physically and psychologically. Our leaders have truly lost their way as is evident in many of the bills, laws, and mandates we see in present time. I could expound so much here, but in the end I see such a lack of morals and it's truly disheartening.

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