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: Mom of 3 and teacher

OPPOSE - this is creating social pressure to BECOME trans


I'm just trying to be real here, but young children are actually starting to feel PRESSURED to act trans at school. I don't know what is going on, but children feel like they aren't enough if they are just a normal kid who's happy the way they were born. It's not right to discriminate against kids who are not trans. 

Look at any psychological studies and there are severe psychological consequences for what the schools are trying to do with children. The private life of a child/adult is none of the school's business and for the sake of SANITY, they should treat children biologically. 

There are criminal characters who will prey on this situation, and I see NO satisfactory prosecution language in the bill to discourage predatory practices that will inevitably arise from these situations.

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