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  1:03 am
Commenter: Julie Hall, very concerned parent

Parents should never be excluded from any aspect of their child’s education, care or well-being

The board of education

Recommended standard p.12 & p.13

draft policy p.12

Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) draft model policies for the treatment of transgender students

(To our entire government, especially education department. This feels like insanity. Can we not support & care for children who are suffering from this gender dysphoria without punishing every other person for seeing reality for what it is & wanting to take care of our children & have full say in their education!? And to protect them from harmful & confusing ideologies as well as situations? Children are precious & impressionable & you’re trying to decide what is right or wrong for my child to believe (which is certainly not truly backed by any scientific evidence nor long standing moral ground) while trying to pull all parents out of the rights they should have as life creators & care takers.)

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