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  10:42 pm
Commenter: Kate

Oppose New Transgender/Binary policy

Bullying of any student should never be tolerated, however special accommodations, rules, policies for this special group should not even be considered. This is an issue best handled at home and should not be forced on the majority of students. Public schools should focus a traditional education, not social issues that are currently the fad. If Virginia chooses to incorporate these policies, tax payers should be offered an option to send their children or grandchildren to a school that teaches their chosen morals and beliefs. I strongly oppose these new recommendations.

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