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  7:02 am
Commenter: Rachel

Thought Police

Welcome to Communist Russia/China/North Korea. This is the way their oppressive societies are run. Take the parents completely out of a child's life and make the "State" their parent. The inmates are running the asylum. Rather than giving them a valuable education in serious, challenging subjects, you are focusing on nothing but what a student wants to be called, his or her sexual identity. You are squandering these precious and short years by preparing these children to be self-obsessed, entitled, spoiled adults of the future who think they are the center of the Universe, and who are not prepared to face any difficulty, rejection, or struggle that will happen in their lives. You are not helping them. You are crippling them while making a mockery of the public school system. But most damaging, you are destroying the family unit, which the Bible states is the way for us to grow up nurtured and loved. Woe to you who are making these insanely stupid laws.

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