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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  8:48 pm
Commenter: Chloe Phillips

Absolutely not

As a student, the biggest problem I have with this bill is anyone being able to use any bathroom/locker room they choose. I am graduating in a couple years so this bill won’t affect me as much as it will to others but I think about my little sister. I couldn’t imagine her coming home from school saying a male followed her into the bathroom or watched her change in the locker room simply because he was allowed to. Think about how uncomfortable this will make females. That a guy can stand in the locker room with them and watch them change and say it’s because “they identify as a female that day”

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