Eliminating boy and girl references is one of several policies included in the CMS bully prevention regulations.
One policy allows students to participate in extracurricular activities and overnight field trips based on their gender identity. A student who identifies as a girl would be allowed to participate in an “all-girl” overnight trip.
Another policy says CMS must evaluate all gender-based activities and “maintain only those that have clear and sound pedagogical purpose.”
The North Carolina Values Coalition calls the rules radical and a violation of privacy.
“School is no longer about reading, writing and arithmetic. It is now about gender fluidity,” Tami Fitzgerald of the NC Values Coalition said.
CMS officials say the policies in the presentation are meant to serve as guidelines.