Schools in North Dakota now have a legal responsibility to inform parents if their children become confused about their gender.
On Monday, the state’s Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed a new bill into law that requires teachers to inform parents if a child thinks they might be “transgender.”
The legislation also introduces new guidelines for public schools regarding gender.
House Bill 1522 also prohibits K-12 students from using restrooms that correspond with the gender they “identify” as.
Students must only use bathrooms allocated for their biological sex.
It also bans schools from adopting policies that require or prohibit “any individual from using a student’s preferred gender pronoun.”
The legislation went into effect on Monday with Burgum’s signature.
Burgum previously vetoed a similar bill in March.
However, the governor said the version he signed into law on Monday excludes the “concerning language” that spurred his veto.
House Bill 1522 largely codifies existing practices while reaffirming the First Amendment right to free speech, requiring restroom accommodations, balancing the rights and interests of students, parents and teachers, and not including the concerning language from the previously vetoed and sustained SB 2231.
North Dakota Governor signs new bill requiring teachers to inform parents if their child is transgender.
Gov. Doug Burgum [R] signed House Bill 1522 earlier today and it will go into effect immediately.
Included in the bill is a ban on K12 trans students from using bathrooms… pic.twitter.com/1kt4AYBFKf
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) May 8, 2023
The move comes amid growing concerns about the radicalization of kids in schools.
As Slay News recently reported, a Colorado school district coordinator was caught training nurses to keep students’ “gender transitions” hidden from their parents.
Poudre School District (PSD) LGBTQ Coordinator Shayna Seitchik’s radical teachings were exposed in a presentation obtained by the Daily Caller.
On April 27, 2022, Seitchik gave a presentation titled “LGBQIA+ considerations for PSD school nurses” that taught the school’s medical professionals different gender transitioning vocabulary such as “puberty-blocking medicines,” “hormone therapy,” “top surgery” and chest “binder.”
When working with students, the training advised school nurses to ask students what name and pronouns to use when calling home to ensure kids aren’t put in a “potentially unsafe situation.”
The training also advised the district nurses to “always use a student’s affirming name” whether or not it has been legally changed.
School districts throughout the country are moving to hide student’s gender transitions; some of the nation’s largest school systems including Los Angeles Unified School District, Chicago Public Schools, and New York Public Schools require educators to keep students’ changes in pronouns a secret from their parents.
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