School district policies should reflect the importance of the parents’ role in raising their child. Parents are a critical component of a child’s well-being. They have a right to guide a child’s upbringing and be intimately involved in any decision related to a child’s health, safety and well-being, even when children are in school. A parental notification policy is the best way to ensure that parents are informed of their child’s well-being.
School districts can adopt the Parental Notification Policy, requiring school officials to notify parents if their child has encountered any significant physical injury, expressed suicidal intent, or is requesting to be identified or treated as a gender that does not align with the sex on the student’s birth certificate. This brings parents into the conversation regarding some of the most important aspects of the student’s life.