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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  4:47 pm
Commenter: Disappointed

We Will Speak Up

This is absurd. This cannot be allowed to be enacted in our school systems. It is a sad day when the safety of our children is no longer important to these power-hungry boards... These people should be doing their research on statistics of these policies that have been enforced in other countries and they will find how the cons outweigh the pros... Sit back and realize that no matter how a child is raised or taught, kids will be kids; these policies are a HUGE lead into bullying and suicides.

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