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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  8:58 pm
Commenter: Virginia Parent

Most strongly opposed to this measure

This measure is catering to a very small group of students whose concerns can be addressed in other ways. It forgoes the good of the rest of the student body by putting ridiculous requirements on them to pretend along with the transgender student that a boy who feels like a girl is a girl and vice versa.  I do not send my children to school to play pretend...I send them to get an education based in science. Why doesn't anyone care about the 99 percent of children who do not want to shower or use the bathroom with the opposite sex?  What about their right not to feel ill-at-ease in the bathroom? What about the vast majority of children who correctly believe there are only two sexes...why must a lie be foisted upon them? Why not stick to reading, writing and arithmetic in school and leave matters of sexuality to parents to navigate in their own child's best interest.  Finally, I resent the role of the parent being dismissed in the education of their own child.  Enough of this pandering nonsense.

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