Wendell Perez received a call from the elementary school. School officials told him that his 12-year-old daughter had attempted suicide in the school’s bathroom. He was told it was because she wanted to be a boy, with a male name and pronouns. Wendell couldn’t believe it. But when Wendell and his wife Maria arrived at the school, they found out that school officials had been having confidential meetings with their daughter and discussing her discomfort with her gender.
Teachers and staff at school had begun treating their daughter as a boy at school without their consent or knowledge. Wendell was told by staff that they didn’t share information about his daughter’s “transition” with him or his wife because of “confidentiality issues.”
The Parents’ Bill of Rights (S49) Creates transparency regarding school curriculum; gives parents rights to object to curriculum and to be involved in schools; gives parents rights to the medical records of their children; prohibits teaching gender ideology in K-4th grade; and bans critical race theory from classrooms.