More North Carolina Schools Plan to Keep “Gender” Changing a Secret From Parents.
A second district developed a plan to pair children with adults in schools to support minors as they change their “genders.”
By: Sloan Rachmuth, April 6
New Hannover County schools are allowing teachers to hide circumstances where children change their gender at school, according to documents obtained by Education First Alliance.
The district, which includes Wilmington and Carolina Beach, developed a “gender support plan” back in 2020 which asks teachers to establish a “shared understanding” about how to support a child’s “authentic gender” at school.
On a scale of 1–10, teachers rank how supportive they think the parents of a child who wants to change their gender are. Then a plan is asked for dealing with unsupportive parents during the “gender change” process. In addition, the form asks teachers to identify an adult at the school who would provide support to the gender-bending student.
At the unveiling of the new plan, the New Hanover Title IX coordinator Jarelle Lewis said that he “borrowed” it from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and then adapted and modified the model for K-12 students. Later Lewis explained that schools have a duty to balance parents’ rights against students’ requests.
Earlier this year we reported that Orange County schools have a similar code of silence clause in their “gender support plan,” which asks teachers:
- “Name to be used when referring to the student?”
- “Who will be the point person for ensuring these adjustments are made and communicated as needed?”
- “How will instances be handled in which the incorrect name or pronoun are used by staff members or students?”
These “gender support” plans are popping up across the state, likely because students are being groomed into changing their gender in all K-12 schools through social-emotional learning (SEL) requirements. North Carolina’s SEL provider, CASEL, defines the program this way:
SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.
Senate bill 476, then policy SHLT-003 from the State School Board, requires SEL lessons to be taught in all 12 academic subjects in North Carolina schools. SEL lessons often contain transgender propaganda, like this kindergarten exercise given in Moore County:
SEL guidance provided by the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) states that “identity exploration” is a key component of the program, and includes a picture of what is clearly a boy dressed up in a girls’ blouse.
According to North Carolina’s constitution, the forming of a child’s identity is the responsibility of parents — not the government.
Last night, New Hanover school board candidate Melissa Mason forcefully spoke out about the districts’ practice of ignoring teaching reading and math fundamentals in favor of “performing tasks which they have neither the competence nor the right to perform.” Mason emphasized that adults encouraging children to change their genders, and then keeping secrets from parents was “classic grooming behavior.” Her speech received a standing ovation from the audience, which was at capacity.
Melissa Mason is running for one of the four vacancies on New Hanover’s school board, and she has the endorsement of Education First Alliance.