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  1:53 pm
Commenter: Timothy Cox

Opposed to Transgender Policies - In Favor of Science and Safety for Boys and Girls - Children Grow

These suggested policies are hurtful not only to boys and girls who are sensitive to undressing at home for bath time (let alone at school or at a friend's home), but also to boys and girls who want to experiment with their gender identity.

Gender and sex are not fluid realities. They are not social constructs. Gender and sex are God-given, scientific realities rooted in biology.

A child who is consistently taught that he or she may identify as something or someone else may one day be in charge of boys and girls who identify as boys and girls. If and when that adult is allowed to enter a restroom or locker room with children of the opposite sex, that adult becomes a sexual pervert. That adult, regardless of his or her then gender identity, becomes a danger to those children.

Remember: children who today are encouraged to experiment with a fluid concept of gender identity will one day be adults who may harm boys and girls.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



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