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  11:09 am
Commenter: Danielle Doane

Completely and totally object to this misguided and harmful policy

This is an abrogation of the rights of parents and of your duty to provide a good education for our students. And as a reminder we pay for you to uphold this duty. These policies will lead to students and teachers being penalized by subjective and unenforceable rules that will only lead to confusion and create a toxic and litigious environment.

Even before COVID the Virginia education statistics were declining. Maybe instead of focusing on how to appease your liberal friends you consider how to help Virginia students improve in the core areas of math and science. 

These policies are not rational and are not based on science. You are basically giving in to a minority hate mob at the expense of the children that you were put in place to protect. 


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