This is a complex issue and I certainly recognize that those who don't believe that their gender conforms with their sex must find navigating through school challenging. However, this response is not only ultimately damaging for them, but also a real abrogation of the rights of others.
In no other situation do we allow minors to make an assertion and force adults to accept it without question. Adults have a responsibility to direct, guide and nurture youth through difficult experiences. This proposal forces adults to be negligent in that duty.
Further, despite citing the first amendment right of freedom of speech, no thought appears to be given to the very notion of forcing school staff to speak a certain way. Is there any other time we force people to use words they believe to be false?
This proposal will only deepen divisions in our state and country and further alienate many people from the public school system. I wholeheartedly call on you to reject this guidance document.