VIDEO: A school district in Maryland recently held a training class about how to deal with transgender students. Sadly, the district is now forcing teachers to allow transgender students to sleep with children of the gender they identify with during overnight field trips, and the teachers are not permitted to inform parents of the arrangements.
The video below is from a meeting that was held in June 2016. It is titled “Supporting Transgender Students in School.” Here is what the school district’s chief communications officer told teachers and administrators when explaining how to handle overnight school-related events:
“Many of you might be asking yourselves, So I’m at an overnight field trip, and I have student who’s biologically a male, identifies as a female and we’ve worked with that student and her family, and that student wants to sleep in the dorms, or whatever sleeping arrangements are, with the females. They don’t want to sleep in a room by themselves; they want to sleep with the rest of the females. So what do we do?
And the answer is, they sleep with the females. That’s not the easy answer; it’s the right answer. And in some cases, it’s going to cause issues, because … the private information piece doesn’t allow you to share that with parents of all of the other campers. Right? So that’s difficult.
The Attorney General weighed in on this and said local school boards should comply with the recent White House directive, both because failure to comply places them at the risk of liability or loss of federal funds under Title IX, and because the suggestions in the directive are not substantially different than the suggestions in the guidelines of the Maryland State Department of Education.”
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