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  11:16 am
Commenter: Robert

Forces gender ideology on those who disagre with it and fails to protect students and parents

This proposed policy's demands impose gender ideology on students, parents, and teachers. It forces them to say what they think is not true (insisting that they call a male she/her etc.). In trying to advance the "rights" of the LGBTIQ+ community, these policies would trample the actual rights of the vast majority of students, parents, teachers and staff, as well as put youth at risk for moral, psychological, emotional, and physical harm.

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