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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1/4/21  9:41 pm
Commenter: Kristin

Absolutely Not

School-aged children are still pretending to be animals, inanimate objects, and imaginary creatures. Tweens and teens are already facing the difficulties of this day and age along with developing minds and bodies. They aren’t ready to make these types of decisions that could affect their entire future. This policy should not be passed and will no doubt cause further confusion for children, not to mention incredible difficulty to the teachers who already do so much. I absolutely do not support this policy.

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