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Katy ISD Takes a Stand: A Model for Texas School Districts on Gender Identity Policies

In a commendable move, the Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD) has taken a firm stance on the issue of gender identity in schools. The district's trustees voted 4-3 to enact a series of policies that prioritize parental rights and common sense over the radical agenda pushed by LGBTQ+ activists. This is a policy change that every school district in Texas should emulate, as it places the focus back on education rather than social indoctrination.

Katy ISD: A Victory for Parental Rights

The new policy mandates that district employees must inform parents if a student requests to "be identified as transgender, change his or her name, or use different pronouns at school." This is a win for parents who have the ultimate authority over their children's upbringing. The policy also sensibly requires students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex, with limited exceptions.

Protecting the Integrity of Girls' Restrooms and Locker Rooms

One of the most crucial aspects of this policy is the protection it offers to girls' restrooms and locker rooms. By requiring students to use facilities that correspond with their biological sex, Katy ISD is taking a stand against the invasion of private spaces designated for females. This is not just a matter of comfort; it's a matter of safety and privacy. Girls should not have to worry about sharing intimate spaces with biological males, and this policy ensures that they won't have to.

The Myth of the Transgender Child

Let's be clear: there is no such thing as a transgender child. Children are not equipped to make life-altering decisions about their gender identity. It's high time that schools stopped entertaining this dangerous ideology and focused on their primary role: education. The Katy ISD policy prohibits employees from discussing or teaching about "gender fluidity," which is a step in the right direction.

Opposition and Misinformation

Despite the common-sense nature of these changes, the board faced significant opposition. Critics have called the policy an "attack" on LGBTQ+ students and a "sharp turn in a dangerous direction." These arguments are baseless and ignore the fact that schools are not the appropriate venue for discussing or promoting issues related to sex and sexuality.

Schools Should Educate, Not Indoctrinate

Schools should be places of learning, not battlegrounds for cultural wars. Katy ISD has recognized this and has acted accordingly. Board President Victor Perez rightly stated that the measure centers on parental authority. Trustee Morgan Calhoun emphasized that the policy puts "our daughters, our kids, our parents first."

Legal Challenges

Some board members expressed concerns about potential legal challenges. However, the focus should be on doing what's right, not what's easy. Katy ISD has set a precedent that should be followed by other districts across the state.

Moving Forward

Katy ISD deserves applause for its courageous policy changes. The district has set an example that should be followed by every single school district in Texas. Parental rights must always come first, and schools have no business discussing or teaching children about gender identity or sexuality. It's time for every single district in Texas to follow suit and put the focus back on education.



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