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  8:18 am
Commenter: Beverly

Transgender pronouns

Seeing as humans are born with a gender which does not transition from one to another or several or many of transition from one to another and back , common sense dictates the use of generally accepted pronouns such as have been used since the beginning of speech and language known to the individuals who are speaking and all their ancestors, it is disingenuous to allow, promote,  insist that generally accepted norms of speech and language be subject to ridiculous, ludicrous, and disingenuous uses for commonly understood terms such as he, she, and so on. Please do not support this lunacy of using male and female pronouns in such a manner as to subject common sense to impossibly devolved rules and regulations. Thank you.

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