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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  7:17 am
Commenter: AE


Trans people are PEOPLE; trans children are just as deserving of love, respect, and safety as anyone else. The protection of trans kids is a matter of life and death for many of them; the risk of violence and suicide for trans youth is too damn high to ignore. Creating inclusive policies to benefit trans people does SO much benefit, and at no actual detriment to anyone else. Affirming trans identities will make ignorant people uncomfortable, but will not cause harm. Denying trans individuals protections, however, causes legitimate harm to them. PLEASE SUPPORT TRANS RIGHTS. 

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