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  11:55 pm
Commenter: Lonigan Martin

Strongly disagree

I believe that kids in elementary school are much to young to be able to make decisions like this. We don’t allow kids to drink or own weapons till they are at least 18 because their brains aren’t fully developed, so why should a kid who is not even half that age be able to decide what gender they want to be. Sex based dress code has been around a long time for a reason, and if you suddenly allow girls to start walking around without shirts, and to change in the men’s locker room, it would be terrible and lead to more rape, and I thought stopping rape was a big issue to the left, so why would you promote something that would just increase the number of rapes and assaults.

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