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Legislative Commission to Adopt Dept of Education Regulations
for Gender Diversity violating the Rights of Students and Parents
HEARING: Thursday, August 30, 9am, Las Vegas Grant Sawyer Building 555 E. Washington Ave., and Carson City at the Legislature, Room 4100. Public Comment is on the agenda at the beginning of the meeting and at the end of the meeting.
WRITTEN COMMENTS: may be submitted in person or by e-mail, fax, or mail before, during, or after the meeting. Submit written comments to director@LCB.state.nv.us or by fax 775-684-6600.
MESSAGE: Please oppose the Dept. of Education Regulations revising provisions relating to a safe and respectful learning environment. The vast majority of parents and taxpayers oppose this horrendous policy which will destroy the privacy and safety of our children. The policy requires open restrooms, locker rooms and hotel rooms on overnight field trips to members of the opposite sex if they feel they are transgender. It mandates that students, faculty and volunteers use gender diverse pronouns chosen by the gender diverse individual. It calls for punishment for those who do not comply. It bullies students by forcing them to endure gender diversity curriculum, teaching that gender is not a matter of biology but “assigned at birth” or changes on a whim. This policy ignores the rights of the overwhelming majority of students including their right to privacy. It mandates the teaching and acceptance of gender diversity ideology undermining the chosen values of parents and students. (Copy and paste this message or write your own.)
More information below from Power2Parent.org
AND members of the Legislative Commission made up of Assemblymen and Senators:
Kelvin.Atkinson@sen.state.nv.us, Moises.Denis@sen.state.nv.us, Patricia.Farley@sen.state.nv.us,
Agenda for Legislative Commission Meeting: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/InterimCommittee/REL/Document/13070
Department of Education Diversity Regulations: http://www.doe.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ndedoenvgov/content/Boards_Commissions_Councils/Workshops_Hearings/2018/May/R099-17Conceptualchanges.pdf
Power2Parents Alert: http://www.power2parent.org/gender-policy.html
In the 2017 Legislative session, Senate Bill 225 (SB225) was passed in an effort to expand training for employees of school districts. The training was supposed to include methods on responding to students with learning disabilities, autism, and gender diverse students. Since then, the Nevada Department of Education (NVDOE) has proposed a statewide regulation that goes way beyond the requirements of SB225. If approved, this policy proposal will require every charter school and school district in Nevada to implement a transgender policy that requires the following:
1. Open restrooms, locker rooms, and hotel rooms on overnight field trips to members of the opposite sex if they feel they are transgender.
2. Mandate that all students, employees and volunteers use the pronoun chosen by the gender diverse individual including calling a singular person “they,” or other “pronouns” like “zie,” “zir,” and “hir.” Disciplinary measure must be in place for those who do not use grammatically incorrect pronouns (i.e. “they” referring to a singular person) or a pronoun that does not match the actual gender of an individual.
3. Does not protect children from anti-bullying education curriculum which can teach that gender is “assigned at birth,” is fluid, and is not related to biology.
Privacy concerns in bathrooms, locker rooms and hotel rooms in this proposal are just the beginning. The NVDOE is asking the Legislative Commission to approve mandated speech with regard to pronouns, essentially forcing everyone to embrace another person’s reality, or face disciplinary action.
Senator Parks, (sponsor of SB225) stated the following regarding his bill in the 2017 session:
“This regulation simply must be a guiding document for all school districts to provide a safe and respectful learning environment for gender diverse students AND for kids with disabilities and autism. The state needs to show neutrality on the social aspects of this subject.”
This proposal is not neutral. This regulation, if approved by the committee, will enshrine special carve-outs for transgender individuals at the expense of privacy and free speech rights of students, faculty, and volunteers. It is critical for parents and stakeholders to come to this hearing and tell your representatives how you feel about this issue. We urge you to also write each of the following members on the committee and ask them not to approve this radical policy for the above reasons. You may copy and paste the following list into one email and send to all at once for your convenience:
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