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  11:51 pm
Commenter: Corey Claybrook

Is this the public education system or the public indoctrination system?

Remember the good old days when students could go to learn and teachers could go to teach?  Sure you had many different personalities, race/ethnicity, various religious beliefs, taste in music, and their own passions in life; none of these impacted my personal beliefs, there was no expectation from others that I shall adopt their beliefs nor were they forced down my throat in a manner such as this  ridiculous proposed policy.  As a parent of three young children this policy is deeply concerning.  This will be another hurdle and distraction that will reduce the teaching capacity of teachers and the learning capacity of students.  I fear this will drive the good educators out because teaching false science and made up pronouns is not what they agreed to when they went into this career.  Quite frankly, I don’t want my kids subjected to this nonsense either.  I would love to see statistics on how many transgender students there are in elementary school and middle school in Virginia, because I can’t find anything under the age of 13.  If that’s the case why are we subjecting these young children to made up pronouns and forcing everyone to adhere to a policy full of lies.  I am firm believer that ALL people should be treated with dignity and respect no matter their beliefs, race, etc.  In closing, I fully support students suffering from this mental disease known as gender dysphoria and I’m in favor of those vast minority of students getting the help they need, but leave the majority of children out of this nonsense and let them focus on learning real science and truths.




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