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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  9:29 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Forcing beliefs.

it’s sad that as a Christian I cannot express my opinions because I’m being cruel to someone who disagrees. But if your bisexual pan sexual transgender etc you can force your views and opinions onto others and it’s viewed as expressing yourself. Hypocritical is what it is. This is absolutely insane. Basically me being a big chested woman if I was in school I could take my shirt off and “go free” outside if I falsely said I’m a boy. So many people are going to be bullied even more, sexually assaulted and no one seems to care. People only care if the “new” views and opinions are allowed. No one truly cares about the safety of children. Forcing these rules/topics/beliefs is so wrong. You say it’s neglectful if you as a parent tell your child your a girl because you have a vagina but it’s not neglectful for anyone to use whatever bathroom cause they “want” to. So kids can go have sex whether it’s consent from both parties or NOT. Adults need to grow a pair and tell people no. If someone wants to start a private school system where this is allowed by all means go for it and then those that agree can send their children there. We have two genders. Female and male. There is nothing else, whether you look at this biblically or scientifically. This is all nothing but scared ignorant people scared to make one person upset even if it means harming handfuls of children. I can tell you right now if this is allowed my child and many more will not go to public school and the counties funds can dry up for all I care. 

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