Boulder Valley School District Gender Support Plan includes mandatory use of pronouns
- Sex and Gender
Boulder Valley School District’s Gender Support Plan and Gender Transition Plan for students asks what the student’s gender is as well as their “assigned sex at birth.” It asks whether “guardian(s) of this student support the child’s gender status”, if the school will run a “Parent Information Night about Gender Diversity” whether the class of the transitioning student will meet with the family and what name and pronouns will be entered into the electronic student information system.
Often parents are not even aware of their child’s gender transition at school or of the fact that internal school records have been changed to reflect the student’s new chosen name and/or pronouns.
The district policy regarding pronoun usage states that a student “has the right to be addressed by a name and pronoun that corresponds to the student’s gender identity.” The policy continues by stating that “intentional or persistent refusal to respect a student’s gender identity … is a violation of these Guidelines.” There is no mention of the 1st amendment in the policy.