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October 26, 2021
Jefferson County Public School District (Jeffco), just outside Denver, Colorado asked teachers to not tell parents if their child is expressing “signs of persistent gender confusion.”
The district provided a toolkit to assist teachers in recognizing this behavior in elementary students as young as five and suggests teachers do not inform parents if the child is over the age of 11. “In some cases, notifying parents/guardians carries risks for the student, such as being kicked out of the home,” the guide reads.
“Prior to notification of any parent/guardian or guardian regarding the transition process, school staff should work closely with the student to assess the degree, if any, the parent/guardian will be involved in the process and must consider the health, well-being, and safety of the student in transition.”
After a concerned parent reached out to the Daily Wire the outlet obtained the toolkit, which includes a Gender Unicorn representing distinctions between gender identity, gender expression, sex assigned at birth, physical and emotional attraction.
The diagram is from an organization called the Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER), which is later referred to in the toolkit. Jeffco is the second largest district in Colorado and reaches over 80,000 students in grades K-12.
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