"In accordance with the rights of parents enumerated in ss. 1002.20 and 1014.04, adopt procedures for notifying a student's parent if there is a change in the student's services or monitoring related to the student's mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being and the school's ability to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for the student.”
"A school district may not adopt procedures or student support forms that require school district personnel to withhold from a parent information about his or her student's mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being, or a change in related services or monitoring, or that encourage or have the effect of encouraging a student to withhold from a parent such information, unless a reasonably prudent person would believe that such disclosure would result in abuse, abandonment, or neglect, as those terms are defined in s. 39.01.”
"A school district may not encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.”
This sounds like some great practices to me, Lara. They are notifying parents if there is a change in the child’s mental health, not encouraging students to lie to their parents, not encouraging sexual discussions with young children. As a parent, I would think you appreciate this.
Further, you hit the nail on the head with your comment! As a parent, you should have the ability to have these discussions with your child on your terms, in your own time. Conservatives are not trying to determine what children are taught. If you would like to teach your child about gender identity, then it is your right. However, these are sensitive topics and should be up to the parents to discuss.
This bill does not stop the teaching of maths and sciences, it does not sanitize history, and it does not villainize any race, religion, or sexuality. It keeps these personal conversations in the home, as they should be at a young age.