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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  8:23 pm
Commenter: Elizabeth Jenkins



I support any anti-bullying measures regarding Transgender children, but I DO NOT support not telling parents, referring parents to CPS if they do not fully get on board with their child’s transition, the whole bathroom/locker room thing, etc.  Transgender individuals should be viewed with complete  acceptance, but the schools should not interfere in the parent/child relationship and should not allow people who say they identify with another sex be treated as that sex.   Let’s follow the science called biology.  Everyone is born with chromosomes making them male or female.   Nothing is going to change that.  Express yourselves however you want or - be a masculine female or an effeminate male, dress the part of you like, but at the end of the day you either have XX chromosomes or XY.  Use that pronoun, use that bathroom, compete with others who have the same chromosomes as you.   

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