PA school district requires teachers keep students’ gender identity secret from parents

Feb 27, 2023 | Political News

A Pennsylvania school district has been revealed to require that its staff withhold information from parents about their child’s gender identity, and recommends that teachers speak privately with students who identify as transgender to find out how they would like to be addressed in communication with their parents.

The Lower Merion School District (LMSD) policy to ensure “equity and nondiscrimination” for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) students advises school personnel not to “disclose information about a TGD student’s gender identity and expression to others, including the student’s parents/guardians…unless legally required to do so.”