The proposed policies articulate views, such as the view that "Gender identity is considered an innate characteristic that most children declare by age five or six", that go far beyond the path the General Assembly prescribed.
Schools have a duty to protect the bodily privacy and dignity of all students. No child should be forced to share showers, locker rooms, hotels rooms or other intimate settings with a member of the opposite biological sex.
Many children would be uncomfortable if they encountered a member of the opposite sex, particularly adults, in gendered facilities.
Schools should not be accommodating the especially harmful view that youth is an appropriate time to be encouraging, in some cases, irreversible "gender transitions".
The model policies infringe upon parents' rights and duties to rear and care for their children.