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  10:15 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Protect and support trans students

trans students deserve to feel supported and safe at school. These measures are an absolute minimum to help students feel safe and able to learn. In no way does a trans student being protected in school harm any other student unless they think that being a violent transphobe is a right. Teaching kids about diversity and learning to love and accept others is an important part of school, and definitely something many of the adults writing comments could learn more about. To every trans kid, you are loved and so important. 

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