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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  2:05 pm
Commenter: Wil G.

Mental illness needs to be treated not celebrated.

The school house is not a place where mental illness should be pushed as something that is celebrated or accepted. It should be treated with care which does not mean allowing boys in girls rooms or girls in boys rooms. As adults, you need take a stand and acknowledge to the young people who look to you for guidance, that gender is not something that you can change, it is something that you are born with. Acceptance of reality is vital to mental well-being and teaching that gender is fluid and changeable is not only wrong on many levels, it is dangerous and in many cases, lethal. This is not a subject to which you should bow to the PC police, children are much more important than the temporary and fickle approval of the mob. Rather, you should teach the children the actual truths of biology, proven by science, not the science of feelings to which the transgender ideology belongs. You should be encouraging parents to have this conversation with their children and realize that it is not the place of the public school system to push a social agenda. 

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