Another school district is joining the ranks of those that think it’s OK to hide pertinent information about a child from his or her parents.
This time, it’s in Ohio, as teachers and faculty at Mentor Public Schools have recently been instructed not to tell parents if a student changes his or her name and “gender identity” in the classroom – provided that the kid does so “informally.” The school district includes two elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school.
In an email sent by MPS Assistant Superintendent Timothy Hamman to employees on August 31, teachers were told not to bother informing a child’s parents about their kid’s gender switch if the student simply wants to go by their new name and gender at school, and doesn’t request that it be changed in the school’s online parent portal.
"If a student shares with a teacher what preferred name they would like to be called, and the student does not want it changed in IC or Google, there really is no need to go any further," the email stated, Fox Digital reports.
"That teacher can just use those preferred pronouns/name with the student and there is no need to share the info with any other staff member or family member unless the student would like additional support with this throughout the year."
Mentor Public Schools is just the latest a long string of public schools across the country that have instructed faculty to hide or even openly lie to parents about a child's "gender identity," with some tax-funded districts going so far as to install stocked "gender closets" in schools where kids can change into clothes that better fit their "identity" without their parents knowing.