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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  4:09 pm
Commenter: Timothy Kelly

Strongly oppose

I believe all people need to have respect and dignity.  I am not seeing how this is a good idea for children to be left to figure who they are out and if they are struggling, for their parents not to be involved.  Who else knows and loves their children more than the childs parents?  We need to have more family less governmental/school control over our children.  Please do not pass this legislation, it is not in the best interest of our children.

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