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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  2:34 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

School transgender policies - dangerous

We are going way too far with all this. As someone who personally knows TWO women who were sexually assaulted in restrooms (one in a school facility and one in a public park), I can’t begin to understand how we could ignore the inherent danger in these policies. How can a child know at a glance who is a danger to her, in time to run if needed? Answer- she can’t.

Also, children aren’t just automatically ok with or mature enough to deal with biological differences.

If we do this, we will be guilty of gross negligence toward our children’s safety, mental health, and stress levels in school environments. How can we possibly be even considering this?

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