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School district to teachers: Don’t tell parents if daughters bunk with ‘female identifying’ males

A staff training video from the Anne Arundel County Public Schools (Maryland) informs teachers and administrators not to notify parents that, on overnight field trips, their daughters might bunk with “male students who identify as girls.”

As The Washington Times reports, Anne Arundel Chief Communications Officer Bob Mosier says in the presentation “So, many of you might be asking yourselves, ‘So I’m at an overnight field trip, and I have student who’s biologically a male, identifies as a female, and we’ve worked with that student and her family, and that student wants to sleep in the dorms, or whatever sleeping arrangements are, with the females.’

“They don’t want to sleep in a room by themselves; they want to sleep with the rest of the females. So what do we do?”

Answer: Let them sleep with the females. Mosier cites privacy concerns as the reason why parents cannot be in the know.

“That’s not the easy answer; it’s the right answer,” he says.

From the article:

The school district uploaded the video on July 12. Mr. Mosier says in the video that the meeting was conducted in June.

Anne Arundel County comprises Annapolis and several other neighborhoods south of Baltimore. The school district serves approximately 80,000 students.

Mr. Mosier said the field trip policy is aimed at ensuring all students are given a chance to reach their full potential, regardless of their gender identity.

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“To do that, we must support all students, and all means all,” Mr. Mosier said in a statement to The Washington Times. “All can’t mean ”all minus this group, or that group.’ When we start doing that, we are segregating children and not fully supporting them.”

The training session was held in response to the Obama administration’s order in May compelling public schools nationwide to regulate bathrooms and locker rooms on the basis of gender identity rather than biological sex.

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General sent a letter at the time instructing school boards to comply with the edict, saying failure to do so put them “at the risk of liability or loss of federal funds under Title IX.”

Although last week a federal judge put a (temporary) halt to the Obama administration’s transgender edict, it won’t matter much in Maryland as the state was complying with Obama’s order “well before it was issued.”

Read the full article.

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