New guidance released by Sarasota County, Florida stated teachers must contact the parents of students who come out as LGBTQ+.
The district announced the plan in alignment of the Parental Rights in Education, dubbed the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. The changes were documented in a memo sent to teachers and administrators, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Students in the county must have received a parent or guardian’s permission to use a different name or pronouns at school. Any changes will then have to be requested by the student to school staff.
Administrators and school councillors will also be notified. Once the changes are approved, the school will meet with the family and put a ‘Gender Support Plan’ into action.