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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  9:33 am
Commenter: Debbie Bunch

Vote No

STRONGLY OPPOSE!!  What about the privacy and rights of all the kids who aren’t trans???  This is a horrible idea and I’m sick of people trying to shove this ideology into the norm. Why can’t we embrace the differences between girls and boys, men and women?  We are not made the same.  We balance each other with our differences. Stop trying to conform the entire population into one sex and teach children that they are individuals with their unique personalities, strengths and yes, weaknesses.  Why in the world is there so much emphasis on sex in the elementary schools?  Let them be little   Life was sooo much better when I was a child compared to now and the way my grandkids are being taught. PLEASE VOTE NO 

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