PROOF THAT VBCPS IS KEEPING SECRETS FROM PARENTS
The document below was received from VA Beach Schools through a FOIA request by a parent.
We now live in a world where people scream censorship to keep pornographic books in schools, but try to push censorship of language of simple words such as King/Queen Mr/Miss.
We now live in a world where a public school cannot give Tylenol to a child without a parent permission slip but can hide health related gender and mental health issues and overnight sleeping arrangements from parents (see attached documents).
This VBCPS document below references "gender based housing for overnight leadership workshops". It tells staff to reference a "guiding questions document". That document was also received through a FOIA request and is shown below.
HIDING INFO FROM PARENTS-- From the "guiding document" shown below:
If parents/guardians are not aware or affirming of the student’s gender identity, describe how school-home communication will be handled:
Sample Response: Do you want your family to know? Do you need support when telling them? If you do not want them to know or are not ready for them to know, what are some reasons for not telling them? Allow student time to respond.
As a school we will do everything we can to affirm you by using your requested name and/or pronouns. However, when we communicate with your parents/guardians, we will use the name and pronouns used by your parents/guardians. So, if we were to have a conference with them and you were present or if we were to send an email and you were included, we will be using your legal name and the pronouns associated with it. What are your thoughts about that?
VA law states: Code 1-240.1: Rights of parents
A parent has a fundamental right to make decisions concerning the upbringing, education, and care of the parent's child.