Lakeland School Votes to Forbid Teachers & Staff from Speaking about Gender Theory

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Lakeland Joint School District spoke emphatically yesterday by voting to end the debate about whether school employees can engage with students about gender theory. This includes student counseling, but also extends to the current debate about so-called “transexual” students using bathrooms of the opposite sex.

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  • The new policy will require students use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to student’s biological sex.
  • The new policy strictly forbids school staff, and teachers from speaking with students about “gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and transgender identity.”
  • These topics can only be discussed with a student when the principal, a counselor, and parent is present.
  • There was unanimous support from public commenters.
  • The lawyer for Lakeland Schools will be doing final due diligence before the policy is expected to be enacted in 3 weeks.
  • Trustee Bob Jones was the only dissenting vote.

Lakeland school board approves gender identity policy

The Lakeland Joint School District Board of Trustees voted Monday to create district policy that requires students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their biological sex, and the policy identifies gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and transgender identity as topics the district will not discuss, address or educate children about.