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  6:48 am
Commenter: S L Cuddy

Confusion for All

Is it possible that children have discovered that they can extract time, effort, and attention from peers and adults around them when they claim to have gender demands?  Many children love to have their emotional needs met through attention-getting behaviors.  What would be the response of biological males being on a swim team with a biological female who identifies as male and goes topless at swim meets?  How many incidents will take place in rest rooms and locker rooms and showers when the biological opposites are mixed to achieve emotional equality, when physical equality does not exist?  Whatever has happened to protecting the innocence of children until they reach a legal age that allows them to be responsible and make decisions that will serve them well?  Society protects children through expectations regarding child care, nutrition, safety in cars, inoculations, smoking, alcohol consumption, driving, etc.  Why are we letting them, and in some instances encouraging them, to make decisions that will be devastating to them later?  Are some parents using their children for their own emotional gratification?

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