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BACK TO SCHOOL: KNOW YOUR PARENTAL, PRIVACY, AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RIGHTS

BACK TO SCHOOL: KNOW YOUR PARENTAL, PRIVACY, AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RIGHTS

Schools across Wisconsin are heading back to classes soon, and it’s important for students and parents to know their rights.

Parents need to be aware of radical sex education that their school district may be pushing. We encourage all parents to thoroughly review the sex-education curriculum at their child’s school. Far too often, groups like Planned Parenthood and pro-LGBT groups seek to use sex-education curriculum in schools to advance their agendas. Parents have the right to know what is being taught to their children and the ability to tell the district to opt-out their child from sex-education.

Sadly, some Wisconsin school districts have policies that allow men into girls’ showers, locker rooms, and bathrooms.  The lack of a statewide standard on privacy in government buildings and schools contributes to an emerging patchwork of inconsistent local rules.

Our Wisconsin Family Action team stands ready to do whatever we can to make sure any efforts to change local policy, guidelines or practices on these issues at the school, district, city, or county level is done in full-view of the public and with significant community input. Parents have a right to know what’s happening in their child’s life, particularly while their child is on public school or any other government property.

It’s also important to know that President Trump has rescinded a set of Obama-era bathroom guidelines which forced public schools to allow young men and boys into bathrooms and locker rooms with little girls in all public schools and other government facilities covered by Title IX. Your school is no longer forced by the federal government to let boys into girls’ private facilities, and vice versa, local policy however may be different. If you see, or hear, about this happening in your school, please reach out to us.

VIOLATION HOTLINE: Wisconsin Family Action urges parents to call (866)849-2536 (toll free) or email info@wifamilyaction.org to report any school or district policy or action that violates parental rights, privacy, religious liberty or similar concerns in other government buildings.

More Resources:

Fast Facts About Student’s Rights – click HERE

FAQs – Religious Freedom at Public Schools – click HERE

More Back-to-School resources may be found by clicking HERE.

Read the Trump administration’s letter rescinding Obama’s school bathroom guidelines here.

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