1) Parental permission is required AFTER an agent of the school has had private conversations with your child about his/her gender and sexuality without you knowing anything about it.
The revised Reg. 225
, section 3.0, when applied, says that if a minor student of any age wishes to self identify his/her gender (or race), the school will discuss the permission process with the minor student. Based on that discussion, the school will assess and determine the degree to which the minor's parent or guardian is aware of the minor's desire to change his/her gender identity.
If the student does not permit the school to request permission from the parent, then the school will not do so.
There is no requirement to inform parents of the struggle their minor student is having, resulting in a degree of secrecy in keeping the parents out of the process.
Keeping young students' very real struggles from the help and support of their parents is not the answer. Regulation 225 is not the answer.
In contrast to Reg 225, we as parents should expect the school to immediately notify us if symptoms of gender dysphoria are exhibited or a child wants to be treated in a manner opposite from their biological sex. We should be notified in writing with reasonable specificity.
2) Regulation 225 STILL affects school curriculum!
Regulation 225 applies to Instructional Material (pgs. 5 & 7), which is easily interpreted to mean that any material in the classroom that does not promote the ideology of gender fluidity and transgenderism is discriminatory.
Regulation 225 mandates that instructional materials, sports and extra-curricular activities, and use of bathrooms and locker rooms are based on one's gender identity, separating mind from body, and eradicating observable facts about human sexuality. Meaning, biological differences between the sexes are considered irrelevant and discriminatory.
The premise of Regulation 225 is to assert the terms “gender identity” and “sex” interchangeably to prohibit "discrimination."
Reg. 225 ignores biological sex, therefore separating the sexes based on biological and scientific fact will now be considered discriminatory.
Instruction materials throughout the curriculum will reflect this change. This redefinition of terms is the premise on which the Governor of Delaware and the Democrat Party have mandated this change in our schools.
3) If a student feels unsafe or intimidated by a transgender classmate entering her locker room or bathroom... Regulation 225 STILL gives no recourse for a student who feels pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex.
Students like Alexis (in the video above) are well aware that biology is the reason that sex-specific private facilities were established in the first place—and it’s for that reason that student privacy matters.
“I don’t have a problem sharing a bathroom with someone who identifies as transgender—provided they are the same sex I am. I do have trouble with a policy that says anyone who’s in an opposite-sex mood today can stroll in and observe me in my intimate moments—and with school officials who value the feelings of a few students more than the dignity and privacy of all those in their care.”
Parents: We urge you to be involved in this process. More than ever, know what is being taught, who is teaching it, and who is having private conversations with your kids.