To the editor: You must surprise how a mother or father would get notified of a scholar’s gender id underneath the brand new reporting guidelines in some college districts. A name asking for a mother or father to select up a sick scholar whose title they don’t acknowledge? A report card with an unfamiliar title? (“Do college students have privateness rights relating to their dad and mom? It’s sophisticated,” Aug. 29)
Responding to a scholar’s gender self-identification have to be accomplished case by case. There isn’t any clear blanket response that respects the rights of each dad and mom and college students. I can see circumstances the place baby protecting providers could should be engaged instantly, whereas in different circumstances concerned dad and mom could also be open and supportive of the coed.
For my part, a college nurse or college psychologist who has direct contact with the coed is in a greater place to find out one of the best plan of action. The answer politicians ought to be working towards is ensuring every scholar at each college has entry to a full-time nurse and psychologist.
Byron Gutierrez, Lake Balboa
To the editor: The raging dispute over whether or not to mandate that public faculties notify dad and mom of their baby’s transgender id foretells an inevitable authorized conflict over one other “super-complicated challenge.”
That challenge is whether or not an impregnated minor has the precise to hunt an abortion with out parental notification or consent.
The legal guidelines of 14 states permit a minor to endure an abortion with out parental data. California’s regulation, which requires parental consent for his or her baby to endure abortion, has been enjoined by an appellate courtroom.
Enactment of a state regulation prohibiting faculties from notifying dad and mom of their baby’s transgender id is lengthy overdue. The identical goes for revision of present regulation to permit a minor to endure abortion with out parental notification or consent.
Some basic rights for minors ought to be deemed inalienable. It shouldn’t be so sophisticated.
Betty Turner, Sherman Oaks