These policies are rooted in transphobia and seeks to further harm trans and nonbinary kids. Forcing children to out themselves to non-supportive parents will harm children. Forcing parents and children to make legal decisions while a child is still developing and growing will harm families. Respecting every individual is not hard to do and can be accomplished with the original model policies that the General Assembly and the last administration put together.
The actual studies around transgender/non-binary school policies does not support the bathroom and sports policies that this administration is proposing. These policies prohibit access and/or participation in activities consistent with their gender identity without real evidence that any other children are harmed by inclusion.
Hiding transphobia and hatred of what is different from what you consider the norm behind some vague notion of parental choice is absurd. These policies are an intrusion into families' choices, not a support for each parent making choices for how they raise their children. It is laughable to call these supportive of parental choice.
I implore the Board of Education to reject these reject these policies as they are fueled by hatred and do the exact opposite of what they claim to do--they restrict parents choices on how to raise their children and make it harder for teachers and faculty to support parental choice for parents of transgender and non-binary children.