Parents must be consulted: Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students
Pages 12 and 13 of the guidance document for the treatment of transgender students state that information may be purposefully withheld from "unsupportive parents." The status of a student's sexual identity is more a personal matter than an educational one. If a student is exploring their identity, especially if they plan to transition, it is a medical and social/emotional matter. Parents should not be able to tell the school what and how to teach the students. In the same way, the school should not allow a child make such huge, life altering decisions without the knowledge or consent of their parents, even if a school staff member disagrees with the parents' response. A family may already have supports and plans in place for the particular student. The school should never interfere with how a student is being raised. As an educator, that is not my job.