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  2:52 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Transgender policies

This is wrong on so many levels.  This will open so many more issues in our schools.  Anyone can enter a restroom or locker room based on what they choose.  What stops sexual predators from identifying this way to enter the space of others of the opposite sex?  How is the school going to answer to rapes that may occur due to the oversight that would be taken away from teachers & staff?  We are teaching our youth that all they have to do is complain about something and rules will be changed b cause they are not happy with rules & laws.  I could go on & on.

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