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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  6:17 pm
Commenter: Anonymous


I oppose this because:

** Religious views
**The conversation should be at home
**Children naturally go through phases and are curious
**Children are naive and question things, that doesn't make them a bully. They're learning.
**Some will think it's funny and will try it as a joke
**Schools already have a plan for bullying
**Protection for my children possibly being exposed to the opposite sex at an inappropriate age
**Embarrassment in either case

**Schools should stick to teaching the essentials
**If a young girl identifies as a boy, and then takes sexual education with the sex that they identify with, is that necessarily educating them about the changes their body is truly going to go through? Like it or not, men and women's bodily functions are different and that's the way God intended it to be. 

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