Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Documentation
- (Online access September 2021) Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools (Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia Public Schools (virginia.gov)). References are Page.Paragraph
- Children know their innate gender identity as early as age five or six [VDOE:8.4].
- The child self-diagnoses [VDOE:12.3]
- To not use chosen names and pronouns is verbal harassment [VDOE:10.1]
- School evaluates if parents are being abusive by not using the child’s chosen pronouns; calls to child protective services (CPS) possible [VDOE:13.3]
- “…employee’s intentional and persistent refusal to respect a student’s asserted name and pronoun is considered discriminatory.” [VDOE:12.4].
- “Regardless of the circumstances, the school should support the student’s need for privacy and not disclose a student’s gender identity to other students or parents.” [VDOE:11.3]
- “There are no regulations requiring school staff to notify a parent or guardian….” [VDOE:12.1]
- “Disclosing a student’s transgender status can pose imminent safety risks, such as losing family support or housing.” [VDOE:12.1].
- “School staff should not confront students about their gender identity upon entry into the restroom.” [VDOE:17.3]
This document states the school can socially transition your child without parental consent and parents can be punished for not being affirming.