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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  3:28 am
Commenter: J

I was raped by faculty. These policies will expand the holes in communication that allowed it.

In elementary school, I was repeatedly raped (as in penetration) by someone in the faculty. My parents removed me the moment they found out something was up (but I don't think they knew how bad it was at the time.) However, policies like what are being discussed here were a major reason as to why it was allowed to go on for the years is it did. These policies basically remove parental oversight that would protect children from perverse teachers and faculty.

I am male, btw, so all of you that are only concerned about your daughters, think also of all the boys who are harmed by the rampant problem of sexual abuse in the schools.

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