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  2:34 pm
Commenter: a Concerned Citizen

I do NOT agree with these new policies,How is this even acceptable?

I heard a lady speak of this kind of thing. There are more girls claiming to be "gay" than ever before. And it's because it's the POPULAR thing to do right now, it does not mean they will continue on that path. How dare the schools and teachers even get involved with this on this kind of level. Everything about this bill is harmful and disgusting and opening doors that should not be. This will truly do more harm than good and I dont appreciate the fact that you all want to not only change history but now our children 

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