North Hanover Township School District policy allows for keeping a student’s gender identity a secret from parents.


The North Hanover Township School District policy, “Transgender Students,” advocates for keeping gender transitions a secret, including from parents. The policy states that the “school district shall accept a student’s asserted gender identity; parental consent is not required.” It continues: “There is no affirmative duty for any school district staff member to notify a student’s parent of the student’s gender identity or expression.”