The lawsuit filed November 17 by two public interest law firms against the Kettle Moraine School District in Wisconsin over the secret transgender behavior of a 12-year-old girl, marks the latest in a series of events. a series of cases where school officials allegedly initiated a social gender reassignment without parental consent.
Wisconsin Institute of Law and Freedom (WILL), one of the public utility companies to sue NS Waukesha-area school district, is also participating in the lawsuit against the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). But a lawyer involved in the lawsuit told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the policies and guidelines that are pushing schools to make the switch secretly are being adopted across the country.
“[T]Vernadette Broyles, president and general counsel of the Parents and Children’s Rights Campaign (CPRC), told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
‘Mom, I have a meeting today’
Broyles represents Jeff and January Littlejohn in a lawsuit alleging that Leon County Schools began helping their daughter transition without their consent after their daughter experienced gender dysphoria throughout. spring and summer 2020. Ms. Littlejohn told DCNF she emailed her daughter’s math teacher, explaining that they were “not affirming at home” but that they “didn’t feel like we could. stop my daughter from using a nickname.”
However, a few weeks later, Littlejohn told DCNF her daughter had a shocking revelation when she was picked up from school, saying: “Mom. I had a meeting about my name today and they asked me which toilet I wanted to use.”
“I was immediately very upset, I was confused. I asked her to be more specific. What are you talking about, I don’t know anything about a meeting. And so I immediately emailed the guidance counselor and I got called back with the vice-principal, which, I thought, was odd,” Ms. Littlejohn told DCNF. “And then they told me that my daughter is now protected under the law of non-discrimination, and they couldn’t give me any information, because my daughter, at the time 13 years old, must have been the one to authorize my notice or She went on to say and added that when she called the school initially, they wouldn’t even confirm such a meeting had taken place.
Guidance for Leon County School District staff in dealing with LGBTQ Students shared by the CPRC with DCNF included the question, “A student has exhibited behavior on the part of school administrators or top teachers to believe that the student is LGBTQ+. Should parents or legal guardians be notified? ”
“No. Letting students out, especially with parents, can be very dangerous for student health and behave well. Some students are unable to go out at home because their parents do not accept LGBTQ+ people going out,” states the “LCS Lesbian and Questioning Support Guide.” “Up to 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ+, many of whom have been rejected by their families for being LGBTQ+. Students hanging out with their parents can literally make them homeless. “
After weeks of communication failed to resolve the situation, the Littlejohns, which are backed by the CPRC, filed a lawsuit in federal court on October 18. Leon County Schools did not respond to DCNF’s request for comment. .
‘Not acceptable in a transparent manner’
“District policy has not been transparently adopted with adequate opportunity for all parents to provide feedback and with a public vote by the School Board,” the complaint said. “Instead, the Policy is developed internally by Madison School District employees working with priority groups that agree on the direction the employee is pursuing.”
Berg told DCNF that one of the initial moves, in this case, went to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which is being asked to decide whether the plaintiffs can remain anonymous. It is also being asked to rule on a preliminary order against the Madison City School District.
Berg explained to DCNF: “The trial court said this policy is so effective that it requires staff or allows staff to mislead parents or lie to parents if they ask about what’s going on at school. . “So that order still applies, so parents can confidently ask their school district, ‘Hey what are you calling my child by and what pronouns at school?’ and employees must answer honestly”.
Tim LeMonds, MMSD’s executive director of communications and public affairs, told DCNF he “cannot comment on pending litigation.”
‘Parents are allowed to stay out of the loop’
Cases of alleged covert conversions are occurring elsewhere across the country. In Montgomery County, Maryland, parents are suing their school district over a policy similar to that in Florida and Wisconsin.
“I suppose the judge is busy working on his opinion, for six months or more now,” Rick Claybrook, an attorney who worked with the National Legal Foundation on the case, told DCNF.
Claybrook told DCNF that the lawsuit, while filed in Maryland state court, was referred to federal court on some of the issues raised.
“We are not challenging the whole policy, but we are challenging the parts of the policy that say you are allowed to keep parents out of the loop,” he explains.
A spokesman for Montgomery County Public Schools asked DCNF for more details about the litigation, but did not comment as of this writing.
On fire because I told my parents
According to an attorney for a fired teacher, a situation in Ludlow, Massachusetts shows how serious some school districts are about withholding information from parents.
Bonnie Manchester, a social studies teacher at Paul R. Baird Middle School, informed the parents of two students the beginning of the social transition at the school. According to her attorney, Frank McNamara, Manchester did so at the request of one of the students, and the parents were grateful to have been told.
“You have shared sensitive confidential information about your student’s expressed gender identity,” wrote Monette, adding, “If you believe it is necessary to notify parents, what is the appropriate means of expressing it? Your beliefs are through the so-called Mariners group and/or Guidance Counselors. ”
“Thanks to the actions of Ms. Manchester, a child’s life could have been saved,” McNamara wrote in a blog post. May 17 letter to the district.
Two days later, Monette wrote to Manchester, announcing the decision On fire she.
“I have decided to terminate your employment with Ludlow Public Schools due to inappropriate behavior with a teacher,” May 19 termination letter said, going on to assert that by telling parents, Manchester shows “a complete lack of concern for the well-being of students.”
“You have violated state laws and regulations regarding student records/privacy as well as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) by disclosing student information to private individuals. Individuals do not have access to the information,” added Monette.
McNamara told DCNF he plans to file a civil complaint regarding the termination of his contract with Manchester. Lowell Public Schools responded to DCNF’s request for comment with the brief statement, “No comment.”
The attorneys who filed the lawsuit against the school districts told the DCNF that further legal action is likely.
“We are speaking to parents across the country,” Broyles told DCNF. “We are actively working with parents in another state and are looking at another state.”
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