I strongly oppose this guidance document. Parents have the fundamental right to be involved in their children's upbringing and education, and in many places throughout this document, parents are explicitly excluded from knowing what is happening in school with regard to their child, both in cases where their child is experiencing gender confusion and where their child might be accused of violating the policies.
It is true that every child deserves fair and equal treatment. Especially when considering areas like bathrooms and locker rooms, there are so many ways that this could go wrong, for example, someone could claim to have a different identity to gain access to a private area of the opposite sex, and would not even be allowed to be questioned. This does not take into account the rights of every student. Is it keeping all of our students safe?
Encouraging children to question their biological gender only adds to confusion, especially if parents are not allowed to be included in such discussions. Parents must be included!
I strongly oppose the adoption of this guidance document and its policies. We need to go back to the drawing board to form policies that respect all students and their parents!