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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  12:58 am
Commenter: Charisse Thomas

I support the guidance!!

I support the guidance 100%  my daughter is a 17 year old trans girl who plays lacrosse. After a few hospitalizations for suicidal ideation she found lacrosse and found her support crew. Her team makes her feel loved, accepted and human. She deserves to be see and respected for who she is as a person. She deserves to feel safe and human at school and in sports. She should NOT have to hide who she is as a person to placate people who are reluctant to change and show acceptance. Thank you for your support!

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