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  10:11 pm
Commenter: Va Beach Parent

Whatever happened to reading, writing, and arithmetic?

Our family is strongly opposed to this ideology that can only serve to harm, confuse, and possibly destroy already impressionable students. Teachers are entrusted with teaching subject matter to students that does not betray a parent’s right to actually parent their own children. “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them (Genesis 1:27).” There is only male and female. To tell our children anything other than the truth is a failure to love them well. Please consider the detrimental ramifications of this unthinkable proposed legislation  before irreparable damage (except for God’s grace) is done to our most precious resources. They are all worth it! Every one of them!

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