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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  8:02 pm
Commenter: Concerned parent

Strongly opposed

I totally support all to identify as they wish however leaving parents out of this is wrong.  These children need support from people outside of just the school. Also risking children of both sexes being taken advantage of in a bathroom at school by letting both genders use the same restroom is wrong.  The risk this creates for all students and teachers involved is too high.  This is also an abuse of the CPS system, there are plenty of cases where children are being abused and neglected and this is an issue that will tie up resources that can be used elsewhere.  These agencies are struggling to maintain and address what their current cases are much less added additional things.  

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