At its May 24 meeting, the Mat-Su School board introduced a handful of policy revisions and updates aimed at strengthening parental rights and curtailing controversial political activism in public schools.

The proposed changes will be open for debate, public comment and possible board action at the next school board meeting on June 7.

The proposed changes include the following:

— Providing for parent notification not less than two weeks, before any activity, class, or program that includes content involving gender identity, human reproduction, or sexual matter is provided to a child, and requiring written permission for the child to participate in such activities, classes, or programs.

— Requiring that the school board approve any curriculum, literature or materials related to sex education, human reproduction education or human sexuality education before they are used in a class or program or distributed in a school.

— Requiring written permission from a parent before a name or pronoun that does not conform to a child’s biological sex is used by a school to address or refer to a child in person, on school identification or in school records.

— Preventing district employees from utilizing school time, materials or facilities to engage in political activism.

— Ensuring that school counselors focus on academic issues and not personal or gender related concerns.


— Click here to read the proposed policy changes regarding school counselor duties.

— Click here to read the proposed policy changes regarding parental notification on sex education.

— Click here to read the proposed change regarding the use of personal pronouns.

— Click here to read the proposed change regarding political activism by district employees.

— Click here to contact the members of the Mat-Su School Board.

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Mat-Su School Board set to address gender pronouns, sex-ed, activism, parent rights

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.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    The community absolutely needs to attend this meeting and prepare a speech (was 3 minute max before) if you are comfortable to talk to a group of people. The community has to show the school district, the borough and the state that we are serious in our commitment to be involved and active if we are going to protect our children and the community!

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      I forgot to add that if you can get there early (15 min – 30 min before), it will give you time to get your name on the sign-up sheet to speak during the public commenting time AND you might get a seat if a lot of people show up. Considering the topics, I suspect there might be quite a few showing up for and against these proposed changes!

  • Mary says:

    Unless policy has changed, as a retired Mat Su teacher, I can say emphaticay that it has been the policy to notify parents in writing about any teaching about sex, even at the elementary level In fact, a parent signature was required in return. Did someone change that policy or has it just been ignored?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Mary, I encourage you to attend the June 7th meeting! Any policies are being ignored by these groups pushing everything that many do not want. I am waiting to hear of a parent(s) bringing lawsuits against everyone involved for introducing perverted material to our children and telling the children to not tell the parents or to lie to the parents.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    The proposed changes include the following: About time
    It’s about the parents, raising there kids not this woke public school system we have now.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Most Alaskan are locked and loaded.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Fear mongerer.

  • Nunya says:

    All narcissistic leftists do is gaslight and manipulate. Come and speak and show the word how sick you are.

  • Aunt Sally says:

    Are you planning to shave your beard for the occasion as well, Lucinda?

  • Citizenkane says:

    Don’t forget too lazy to vote, too stupid to use rank choice voting, too lazy to sign the petition against RCV, and too lazy to call their reps. Most don’t even know who their reps are or who their school board member is.

  • Citizenkane says:

    Wow. Locked and loaded are ya? Look behind ya, you’re on you own Rambo. Do enjoy that prison food…. if you survive your fantasy. Such nonsense.

  • Carol Allums says:

    This is probably the most important event in Mat-Su at this time. Remember, we are raising our future leaders and our future could be pretty bleak if we don’t stop this madness and go back to teaching academics. Any education about sex or related issues is the job of the parents- not the school teacher. We have a school system and children are mandated to attend so that they can develop the skills they need to be productive members of the community. When it gets to the point that parents pull their children out of school and teach them at home, it’s time to take a hard look at what we are doing.

  • Concerned Citizen says:

    It should be a state and federal crime to discuss anything involving sexual content with children and young teens. The public school is overall a flawed and failing institution unable to teach the 3-R’s much less sensitive sexual subjects. When did they get a license to teach something they likely know less about then concerned parents?
    3-R’s folks, and that’s it!

  • Lucinda says:

    “The Bible is banned in these Utah elementary and middle schools now for ‘vulgarity or violence’”. Salt Lake tribune