“confident that the board’s amended policy properly balances parental and student rights”
It’s amazing that we have come to this point. The parents of New Jersey must remember that they are the ones who fund these schools.
The College Fix reports:
New Jersey sues school districts which require parent notification of ‘transitioning’ students
The state of New Jersey is suing three school districts that require parents be notified “when gender-nonconforming students wish to change their names, be called by new pronouns, or request other accommodations.”
New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin filed civil rights complaints against the Middletown Township, Marlboro Township and Manalapan-Englishtown Regional districts this past week, mere hours after the districts had approved the policies.
It’s the second time in 30 days that Platkin’s office has gone to court over transgender student rights, according to NJ.com.
Platkin said in a statement that the state “will not tolerate any action by schools that threatens the health and safety” of children. He called the districts’ policies “discriminatory” and said they were a “severe risk” to trans and non-binary students.
Five years ago the New Jersey Department of Education issued regulations making gender-based decisions dependent upon students, not parents. New Jersey and federal law “require schools to ensure a safe and supportive environment for transgender students.”
If a student wants a Tylenol for a headache, however, his/her parent must be notified.
Marc Zitomer, attorney for the Marlboro Township School Board, said his district “vehemently disagreed” with Platkin and added he was “confident that the board’s amended policy properly balances parental and student rights.”
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