Some Points to ponder:
1. In Australia, the program was called “Safe Schools” | In SD76 it is called “Safe and Caring”
2. In Australia “professionals who dare to question the unscientific party line of supporting gender transition therapy will find themselves maligned and out of a job.” | In SD76 under Policy 622 you can not present non-affirming evidence to students, and we saw a teacher threatened by administration even before the policy was passed.
Safe schools/Safe and Caring do not protect children from the harm that comes to them from ‘transitioning’, nor does it ALLOW for children to develop naturally. As has been noted in multiple articles “around 90%” of children with ‘gender disphoria’ grow out of it during puberty, or when removed from an environment that is imposing the abusive idea upon them.
I ask you to please Vote on October 16th for candidates who stand for biological fact, and for the true protection of children from this perverse and abusive teaching. Candidates who have the courage to put fact based principles above political dogma, and who are not intimidated by threats from those that wish to break ties between children and their parents in favor of a debunked theory.
One of the concerns that parents in SD76 have is that Policy 622 does not establish just what constitutes a “Frivolous and Vexatious” case. The guidelines to best practices as put forward and endorsed by education Minister David Eggen is that a child can self identify as whatever gender they feel at whatever time. Even changing from day to day.
One of the topics that was discussed at length during the informal meeting in March of 2016 was what was the process that would be implemented to identify a frivolous case, and how a true case would be managed. Parents were ASSURED that a process would be worked out and that the details on that process would come out when procedures were written.
To this day, no “gate keeping” procedure or process has been written. (Or at least been publicly made available.) In fact 3 procedures have been written that actively inhibit a gate keeping process.
Procedures (j) and (k) are contradictory and dangerously so. Evidenced based (j) support will show that there are those (such as Carey Callahan) who have regretted becoming trans and de-transed, but that would be a violation of (k).
Procedure (l) puts children at risk because it does not allow for professionals to evaluate if the child is suffering from some other condition, (gate keep.) If a teacher can not divulge the information concerning a student’s health and mental state, than it could progress further and lead to increased risk of self harm. Procedure (l) is also a violation of the Family Law Act as stated here.
The situation as it stands now leaves parents out of the loop, and allows individuals without professional medical or psychological training, to make life altering determinations for minors, that if misdiagnosed could lead to serious harm. The concerns parents have with 621 and 622 are not over with.