The incident happened earlier this summer during the last few days of the academic school year. At Monday night's board meeting, the teacher at the center of the controversy spoke. With emotions high, she addressed a packed house.
The teacher defended her actions to read two children's books about transgenderism including one titled "I am Jazz. Parents say besides the books, the Girl in the park Everett student at some point during class also changed clothes and was revealed as her true gender.
And many parents say they feel betrayed and blindsided. The issue was not on the agenda, so parents spoke out during public comment.
Many teachers also spoke out in support of what transpired inside the classroom. They spoke about the importance of teaching students about diversity and having healthy Five senses spa Tucson massage.
One parent said the impact on her son was extremely positive. My child just went in there and listened to the story, Backpage Concord USA escort didn't relate it to anything malicious, or didn't question his own body," she said.
The district says the books were age-appropriate and fell within their literature Hot lips Brooklyn Park policy. Unlike sex education, the topics of gender identity don't require prior parental notice. In a statement during the board meeting, the district said: "As indicated by Superintendent Robin Stout in a communication last week, staff will be engaging parents and teachers in discussions about how materials outside our curriculum will be addressed in the future.