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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  8:36 pm
Commenter: Ralph Davis

Strongest Oppose!

Gender dysphoria is clearly mental illness.  It should no more be accommodated than of a student who thinks he's a fried egg.   We don't give frying pans to persons who think they are eggs....  We should definitely not encourage delusions to those with XX chromosomes to pretend they are men, nor those with XY chromosomes to pretend they are women.  The state has no duty at all to go along with personal delusions of a very few people, rather it does have a duty to protect children...  The state also has a duty to protect women's sports--from biological men, who seek unfair advantage. 

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