Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
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  11:42 pm
Commenter: Christy bibb

I am totally against this being put in our public school systems

This is not right to allow the opposite sex no matter what they identify as, to enter a locker room where others change and shower or to use the restroom, you tell me how that’s fair to ALL STUDENTS??? If they want the right to choose then the school systems need to make separate locker rooms and restrooms for them to have that option if they are uncomfortable, I’m sorry but if they choose to live a different lifestyle, then why should everyone else who doesn’t choose to live that lifestyle have to be subjected to that embarrassment of having to change or shower in front of someone if the opposite sex regardless of what they identify as....also parents right should not be allowed to be taken from them, if that child lives under their parents roof then it is every bit of their business what is going on in or out of school 

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