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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  6:02 pm
Commenter: Sam

Strongly Support

As a transgender teacher this evidence based proposal will benefit my students and would have been a great benefit to me during my education. This proposal will create a safer and healthier learning environment allowing my students to focus better in their classes and be more willing to come to school. Similar policies exist in nearby school districts like Maryland and have shown to measurably increase student success. It is time for Virginia to support and protect transgender students.

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