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  5:34 pm
Commenter: Michelle Hawthorne

Educate / Don't Indoctrinate and Confuse!

Stop!  Equality / safety, etc.. should be offered to ALL students.  No group needs to be called out.  By doing so w/ regard to 'transgenderism', you're crossing into the realm of sexuality and identity that should be handled and owned by parents.  And then fostering the confusion inherent to this flagrant disregard for nature.

Teenagers, particularly boys, will have a hay day with this naive and inappropriate policy.  What teenage boy wouldn't use the excuse to claim gender dysphoria, to have a look at our vulnerable teenage daughters in the shower or bathroom?  With this policy, any push back would be claimed as 'discriminatory'.  You're catering to a loud, whiny, less than 1% segment of the population, and screwing the rest of us. You've lost your minds!!!!! 

Protect our children and THROW THIS FOOLISH POLICY IN THE TRASH.  

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