Fla. Dep’t of Ed. to require schools to tell parents if overnight field trip stays are ‘separated by biological sex’
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Under the proposed rule, parents must be told 'whether room assignments for overnight lodging will be separated by biological sex at birth.'

The Florida Department of Education is moving forward with a new regulation requiring school districts to adopt policies requiring parents to be notified about lodging details on overnight field trips.

Specifically, “whether room assignments for overnight lodging will be separated by biological sex at birth.”

The department published a proposed rule Monday that would install the requirement in field trip parental notification forms, along with other details, such as “the nature of the field trip, the dates and times, specific locations and types of establishments to be visited, modes of transportation and method of student supervision provided, such as anticipated number of chaperones.”

Districts would also have to include policies for “accommodations or modifications in order to ensure that all eligible students have the opportunity to participate in the field trip.”

The rule would also apply to extracurricular activities and other supplemental programs. A workshop on the proposed rule will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Pensacola State College Switzer Center for Visual Arts.

The rule is part of the department’s task to align its policies with the state’s Parental Bill of Rights law passed in 2021.

The DOE must also make new rules to match its policies with the Parental Rights in Education law passed earlier this year, which opponents dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” measure, and which bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade “or in a manner that is not age-appropriate.” The law also allows parents to sue a school if the law is violated. DOE’s rulemaking involved in that law, however, is yet to begin.

Two LGBTQ rights groups, Equality Florida and Family Equality, filed suit in federal court in March, arguing the law is unconstitutional. Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor to throw out the case last month.

Under the law, the department is required to review and update “school counseling frameworks and standards; educator practices and professional conduct principles and any other student services personnel guidelines” to align with the new law by June 30, 2023.

Gray Rohrer


5 comments

  • Ron Ogden

    July 26, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    One would ASSUUUMMMEE. . . .

  • Joe Corsin

    July 26, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Vote RED for neo naziism
    Vote RED for de-evolution and regression
    Vote RED for religious law
    Vote RED for right wing police state
    Vote RED for terrorist militias

  • SP

    July 26, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Good Ole’ DeSantis – solving another non-problem. How about solving real Florida problems like raising home insurance, teacher shortage, increased teen drug ODs..

  • PeterH

    July 26, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    NEWS ALERT FROM THE FREEDUMB STATE OF FLORIDA….MORE SMALL GOVERNMENT HYPOCRISY!

    FLORIDA ACTS WITH GOVERNMENT INTRUSION WHERE NO PROBLEM EXISTS.

    Ron DeSantis’s policies recently forced high school sex education classes to be canceled in Florida’s largest school district in Miami Dade. It’s easier to cancel instruction rather than complying with idiocy.

    This latest government intervention of hate and discrimination will have three immediate impacts:
    1. Schools will cancel educational travel programs rather than trying to comply.
    2. Trans children will be bullied for the cancellations.
    3. Violence against trans kids will increase and trans suicides will AGAIN be on the increase.

    Ron DeSantis and Republican policies are bad for Florida and America.

    VOTE REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE!

  • Jean

    July 27, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    DeSantis smoke screen of attacking others on nonexistant issues is hiding that the special districts are mostly environmental protection areas and long settled water and transportation wars. He is screaming hate while secretly screwing up the environment and stuffing money into his cronie contributers pockets. Airports, drinking water, drainage and environmental buffers gone while he blathers on about preemptive hate.

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