Concerned parents get reading of transgender story to primary schoolers canceled

Concerned parents get reading of transgender story to primary schoolers canceled
Source: EAG News

On Monday, students at Mount Horeb Primary Center were scheduled to read and discuss “I Am Jazz,” a children’s book about a transgender girl. A letter was sent out to parents notifying them of the scheduled reading on Nov. 19th. The note, signed by the principal, school psychologist and a counselor, said that the school was working with a student that identifies as a girl but has male anatomy. …

But the reading was cancelled after “concerned parents” contacted the Liberty Counsel, which threatened a lawsuit if the book was read to students, claiming it would be “a violation of parental rights.” …

In a letter to the school district, the Liberty Counsel points out parents only had one business day’s notice of the reading, which “appears designed to catch parents off-guard.” …

Late Wednesday afternoon, the district issued a press release with updated details. It noted that it had “chosen not to proceed as originally planned and allow the Board of Education the opportunity to review the needs of all involved, and address a situation for which the District has no current policy. …”

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