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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  11:12 am
Commenter: Susan Hodges

Proposed transgender policies

As  citizen, I am appalled at the interference of the state in our lives. These new regulations are disregarding the core unit of the family, even actually undermining it. This discriminates against the religious values that we live by and disregards the science that sex is determined at conception and evidenced by every cell in the body (not just genitalia). These laws put the state above the family and pit the children against the parents. Please vote against this.

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