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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1/5/21  12:07 am
Commenter: Heather M

NO to ALL policies advocating transgender and undermining my God-given authority over my child .

Attention VDOE: I do not approve of any of the proposed guidelines based on radical theories that eradicate all distinctions between male and female and indoctrinate our school children. Gender is determined at birth. God made us male and female since the beginning of time, and anything contrary to that is a flat lie. (Genesis 5:2 New Jerusalem Bible) Lying to children is abominable and I will not stand for it in any school that is funded by our family's tax dollars. Furthermore, I will not stand for any school to undermine my God-given authority as a parent to my child. My children are my children. No state/government-run institution will have any authority over my children. Period.

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