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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1/5/21  9:38 am
Commenter: Kathleen Jones

Reverse Discrimination

VDOE's proposed transgender policies result in reverse discrimination toward those who identify by their birth gender and only furthers the confusion of those transgender individuals who cannot decide whether they are male or female or both or neither or..... whatever they want to be.  Sometimes a society MUST draw the line because you CANNOT satisfy every individual's 'whim' of the day.  Birth gender has been accepted as the norm by our society since its inception without significant issues.  I am sure there is a reasonable alternative without punishing the majority who accept the gender with which they are born with such ridiculous policies.

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