OPPOSE these policies!
I highly oppose the model policies. The model policies read like ones drafted with little consideration other than a biased, one-sided narrative. Since these policies are not evidenced based and ignore studies and accounts (and now legal action) of those who suffered harm and who regret transition, they do not serve students who identify as transgender. The impact on the individuals who identify as the gender to which they were born and those who detransition is completely disregarded. Teachers who validly object face professional discipline. Objecting students face discipline. This is ABSURD that nand teachers who object face disciplinary action! So Freedom of Speech only for some? Most concerning is authority given to schools to interfere with and undermine parental prerogative. No one concerned for the welfare of children should champion these "model" policies.
“School divisions will need to consider the health and safety of the student in situations where students may not want their parents to know about their transgender status … There are no regulations requiring school staff to notify a parent or guardian of a student’s request to affirm their gender identity...” (Recommended Standard, p.12)
Parents have the legal right, via the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA, 1974),