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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2/3/21  10:04 pm
Commenter: Heather

Very Strongly support

As others have said, Trans children are already in school, and have been there for years. This is nothing new. What is new is giving them respect, and treating them with intelligence and dignity. That is all - basic human dignity. Use friendly language and not language of hate or abuse. Children grow into the adults we all live with. Raise them well and we will have civilized adults. Frankly, some of the comments on this page are very troubling and difficult to read. I would hope no one would treat children like that.

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