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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  1:06 am
Commenter: Anonymous


Kids will take advantage of these policies whether it's right or wrong. Cis gen boys will attempt to use the cis gen girls facilities in hopes of seeing cis gen parts and vice versa, all the while claiming some random gender identity to get around getting in trouble, regardless of the consequences. This is creating a higher risk of sexual assaults and possible rapes. If that's not a psychologically damaging result for our larger majority of the student population, I don't know what is. These policies say protect this miniscule group, but what about the larger portion of the student body that these policies may create danger for that wasn't there before. Which administrator will take the responsibility of a sexual assault or rape on their watch directly associated to these policies. I oppose. Sure don't bully the kids that identify differently but boys and girls need a certain level of privacy of their own without being creeped out by the boy staring at the girls in the locker room or vice versa. I oppose these policies. They are not safe.


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