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: L. Smith

100% SUPPORT this! There shouldn’t even be a debate about this. Trans children deserve protection!

This is ludicrous that this even requires discussion. Trans children, at the end of the day are still children no matter how they choose to present themselves, and they deserve protection just like any other child does. I guarantee the transphobic and homophobic people in opposition to this have never even met an actual Trans person. Because, if they had they would know that they’re not some sick or twisted individual. They are wonderful stand up people who contribute to our society just live everyone else. These people fear things that are different, and things they don’t understand. Do not let their fear put the lives of Trans children in danger!

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