When it comes to the controversial practice of affirming a students preferred gender identity, Alaska’s largest school district is careful to keep parents out of the loop.

In fact, the Anchorage School District provides no role for parents in the official document it uses to establish a “gender plan” for kids while they are in school.

The one-page document from the district’s Compliance/Equal Employment Office first lists the student’s name and “birth gender” as recorded on the birth certificate. It then notes the student’s “preferred first name.”

Next, the document lists the student’s concerns and requests. This includes “preferred pronoun,” desired, “non-stigmatizing” bathroom and locker room accommodations, dress code and preferences when it comes to participating in athletics.

The document includes a space for the student (or employee) to sign off, as well as a line for the principal’s signature. There is no slot, however, for the child’s parents to approve or sign off on the gender plan. Instead, it states that the document is part of the students “official record,” but the information will “only be shared with individuals who have a legitimate need to know.”

In excluding parents from approving how a school addresses a child’s gender confusion, the Anchorage School District is operating in accord with its 10-page manual on how to work with “transgender and gender nonconforming” employees and students. This document states that, “Administrators and staff must respect the right of an individual to be addressed by a name and pronoun that corresponds to their gender identity.”

When dealing with parents who may not be on board with a child’s gender identity experimentation, the manual notes that when parents of transgendered students are contacted by school officials, the student must be referred to by their given name and birth-assigned pronoun, unless otherwise directed by the student.

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Anchorage schools exclude parents from child’s gender ID plan document

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Talk about a crock of dung. This takes the cake. It’s not tge schools place nor tgeir right to do this, and parents should be notified. The child is tge parents responsibility till that child becomes of age and leaves the home. Tge school needs to abide by the parents wishes not coddle the child. There shouldn’t be a question here. End of story. Now you know why Anchorage schools are down so far on enrollment. Home school or a Christian school is way better than the garbage Anchorage Schools are putting out. And we wander why we’re at tge bottom of tge list in reading and math. A blind person could see this. Another good reason to NOT give the school district $250 million they’re asking for. It won’t go to teaching, it will go to LGBTQ+ B.S.

  • Steve says:

    And they want more of our PFD to support this crock! How has Anchorage’s citizens allowed their city to transform into a sewage replicate of San Fransisco?

    • Lobo says:

      Yes, and since you mentioned it, a lot of the Anchorage residents fled Commie-Fornia, and some of them brought the very politics that they fled from with them.

      • D Cummings says:

        Do you have the statistics to support this sojourn from CA to AK, especially since AK has seen an approx. 3K net loss in population recently and we now are seeing movement from Anchorage to ER and Mat-su (a conservative indicator) [see AK state stats]? To be clear, I do NOT support this covert behavior from the ASD (its been going on for many years while parents turn a unconcerned blind eye due to lack of direct involvement with tie respective schools), which is why I homeschool through a very old and reputable program called IDEA, BUT I also believe strongly in debating facts and not rhetoric (we get far too much of it from the opposition).

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        D Cummings, I am not sure that I agree with the 3k net loss stat. I wonder how many illegal immigrants have come into Alaska since the plandemic or even earlier thanks to Obama? If I remember correctly, the public is not allowed any more to know the stats for all of the illegal immigrants choosing to come to Alaska or any state. Going to be interesting when this is all said and done and the illegals have to become legal or go home.

    • Richard K CORBeil says:

      I am not certain but I think a big part of the problem is low turnout in smaller elections like Muni and School board. Dems have a pretty good machine to get the vote out and Repubs have none. The result is we have a nearly 100% liberal school board and a purple muni government.

    • Daniel says:

      Right! I used to live in San Francisco and moved up here to get away from all that

  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    Why are these stranger adults taking an interest in any child’s sex? Of course I know the answer, but stated properly, this is a crime.

    • Molly says:

      Great question, why are we so accepting of teachers grooming our kids? Our children are PERFECT as they are, these freaks are trying to tell our children that THEIR PARENTS ARE WRONG. We need to stop these RE”educators” from having ANY access to children.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Stop paying taxes! School’s are perverse and dunleavy doesn’t care! Stop paying them

    • Richard K CORBeil says:

      Taxes in Anchorage are extortion funds derived from property owners. If I stop paying taxes they can take my house. The solution you offer is not viable.

      • DaveMaxwell says:

        It’s viable if 5000 of you do it collectively!
        If your concerns are going to get attention, then you must come to an understanding that all the systems have been corrupted beyond repair! Continuing to naively believe that we operate as a representative government and your single voice means anything, ? I’ll leave the conclusion for you to evaluate! We aren’t in process of breaking down, we have been broke down for some time now!
        I welcome your solution that cost nothing!!!!?

  • Steve P Peterson says:

    Get. Your. Kids. Out!
    You have so many options beyond the failing public schools, find one and save your children!

  • Charlie Bussell says:

    There is an election coming in a few weeks…VOTE them out!!!!

  • Connie Watts says:

    Thank you for bringing this information out in the open. Sadly its been coming a long time.

  • Mike Moore says:

    Steve P Peterson, hit the nail on the head! Parents are responsible for everything their children do, good or bad. So why are they excluded when the government takes over parenting. Get your kids into private schools, or home school, stop the moral corruption!