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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  4:57 pm
Commenter: Tiffany Cubbage

Not up for debate

I cannot even begin to fathom where anyone would think it is okay to allow this to take place. If a child wants to identify as a different gender than they were born with then it is that child’s right to do so. What is not right is to say children are forced to acknowledge their god given gender and then accuse parents of child abuse! How is this even rational thinking? The individuals in school are their for our children’s education and that alone! They are not health, mental health or reproductive professionals but we will allow them to help our children identify with what gender they want to be? Their are far too many instances where teachers are pushing their political beliefs on students now which should be immediate grounds for dismissal as well but to think this would ever be work on any a medical professional...not with my children!

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