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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  10:26 am
Commenter: Mark (Very Concerned Parent)

Strongly Disagree! Example: A boy pretends to identify as a girl in same room with your daughter? NO

I do not approve of the proposed guidelines based on radical theories that eradicate all distinctions between male and female and indoctrinate our school children.  We must teach our children to love others regardless.. However we cannot put them in harm's way... Example... Would you want your daughter alone in the same bathroom with a boy who pretended to identify as a girl??? NO!  We must use common sense here.  If there are kids who are truly suffering with transgender... We need to reach out to them in love and provide them with a free counselor.  Having two sexes may be confusing for them and they will probably need to have free counseling to help them in their life.

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