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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  1:03 am
Commenter: Gary

Protect Cis Girls

If this law is sustained, then at best any boy who is actually under the idea that he's a girl can enter the girls room, which is bad enough, causing them natural inhibitions about carrying on their personal needs. And at worst, any male student who claims to be a girl for less than chivalrous purposes, can enter the girls room. It'd be one thing if there were at least some tests to determine if the boy is one of the former, as he won't be as troubling in actuality. But if it's a No Questions Asked policy, then the sympathy of the school should lie with the children whose' sex and gender are, in every sense of the word, female.

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