Proposed policy bars Las Vegas school staff from telling parents if son, daughter is transgender

Proposed policy bars Las Vegas school staff from telling parents if son, daughter is transgender

The Washoe County, Nevada school district has implemented a new policy that allows transgender students to use the restroom and shower facilities of the opposite sex, and prohibits school staff from discussing students’ transgender status with their parents.

Meanwhile, a draft proposal of a similar policy has surfaced in the Clark County, Nevada school district.

The Clark County draft comes on the heels of a controversy that erupted last year when district officials proposed a new sex education curriculum that was far too explicit for many parents to stomach.

To add to the uproar, district officials reportedly only consulted with a few handpicked residents before floating the proposal.

The resulting protest forced the Las Vegas-based district to cancel any plans to implement the new sex ed curriculum any time soon.

But the behind-the-scenes maneuvering is apparently ongoing. The draft document for a new policy regarding transgender students, seemingly meant to be distributed exclusively among school staff, leaked out last last year.

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