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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  4:44 pm
Commenter: DD

NOT This, I Support all being who they are, but not this

All individuals should be allowed to be themselves, without fear of their safety. However this is going way to far with it. Schools should not be aloud to push or make decisions like this without talking with a child's parents first. Then to say that parents could be reported for abuse or neglect if a child makes a comment that their parents want them to embrace their god given sex, that is going way to far. Myself will always support my children, i believe others should as well, but abuse really. Now i strongly oppose schools letting kids just pick whatever bathroom they feel like going to. Kids will be kids and i see this becoming a real problem and could be unsafe. i think schools need to step back and stop trying to get involved with things that should be up to ones parents. Again i strongly support safety and one being themselves but this is going about it the wrong way. 

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