Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has put forth new policies that will nearly rid lessons on gender and race in classrooms.
The decision came just before midnight on Monday after district trustees heard from 200 people who expressed their opinions and concerns.
Despite community members opposing the new policies, many of whom claim that they’re politically motivated and discriminatory, the GCISD trustees voted 4-3 in favor.
The policies that are now put in place address students’ sexual orientation and how teachers deal with their requests. Under the new rules, teachers are not required to use a student’s requested pronoun that matches their gender identity.
Discussions and lessons on sexual orientation are banned before 6th grade. Restrictions on teaching about race and racism have also been included in the policies.
According to GCISD, they will no longer allow transgender students to play whichever sport has suited that individual. Now, the sport they play must align with their birth gender.