Elizabeth Schultz attacked by Leftist; School Board Meeting Thurs. 4/27

Dear Concerned Parents and Educators,

It’s been a busy two weeks since my last email. We are excited to announce a panel discussion hosted by Family Research Council (FRC) called Transgender Ideology in Schools: Parents Fight Back.  Elizabeth Schultz, Springfield Representative on the Fairfax County School Board; Josh Hetlzer of Family Foundation of Virginia; Cathy Ruse of Family Research Council, and yours truly will participate in the panel discussion Friday, May 5, at high noon. If you can come, we would love to meet you there. Registration is linked above.

Concerned Parents and Educators continues to advocate for the safety ALL students in Fairfax County Public Schools when it comes to the “gender identity” issue. Obviously our message is effective and we are hitting a nerve. Blue Virginia, a left-wing website struggling for relevancy by attacking anything that moves, has once again attacked hero of Fairfax County parents, Elizabeth Schultz. Blue Virginia’s ridiculous charges against Mrs. Schultz are too preposterous to repeat. They now malign her for daring to talk about ideas at a public event. Oh, the humanity!

UC Berkeley Riot

Perhaps Mr. Feld has forgotten the insanity inspired by Southern Poverty Law Center’s “designation” of Family Research Council as a “hate group.” We know all too well the violence that is unleashed by the Left Wing these days, like at  UC Berkeley.

Rather than fanning the flames of hatred, Lowell Feld would do well to encourage his friends to control themselves. Words have consequences.

But this kind of hysteria is nothing new from the likes of “Lowkell” (Mr. Feld’s brave nom de plume). We saw a hissy fit thrown by our out-of-touch, out-of-control school board April 6, when they ignored standard procedures to pass a weaponized Diversity Statement laid out for them by the Fairfax Board of Supervisors. Fairfax County Democrats’ use of “Diversity” as a political tool of division makes the statement a little less than sincere. Because only they get to define diversity. They certainly ignore the diverse community of parents objecting to adding gender identity to nondiscrimination clause. Over 70 parents from many different communities have addressed the school board since September. But the school board is tone deaf on this issue.

Please plan to show your support for Mrs. Schultz at the next board meeting April 27, Thursday  night, Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Fairfax, VA, 7PM. Or tune in on FCPS TV. Emails to Mrs. Schultz would be welcome, too.

As always, we deeply appreciate your unfailing support of our efforts. Hope to see you tomorrow night. Or at FRC May 5.

Sincerely,

Meg Kilgannon
Executive Director

Concerned Parents Applaud Trump Administration’s Preservation of Title IX Protections

Concerned Parents Applaud Trump Administration’s

Preservation of Title IX Protections

 

Fairfax, VA – Tonight Civil Rights offices of the Departments of Justice and Education released a long awaited revision of guidance on the application of Title IX to transgender students.

“Concerned Parents and Educators in Virginia and across the country are relieved by this clarification from the Trump Administration,” explained Meg Kilgannon, Executive Director of Concerned Parents and Educators. “The Departments of Justice and Education have formally rescinded the reckless and harmful guidance previously offered on this controversial issue. Title IX protections for women and girls are too important to sacrifice on the altar of an imagined new class of civil rights for the gender confused. Similarly, public schools are for everyone, including people of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or other faiths, whose beliefs were ignored and insulted under previous guidance.”

“Parents and teachers everywhere deplore bullying and harassment,” she continued, “Especially when it takes the form of the invasion of intimate spaces by persons of the opposite biological sex. Students and school communities do not need heavy-handed, top down federal guidance to ‘ensure that all students, including LGBT students, are able to learn and thrive in a safe environment.’ Local communities and school districts across the Commonwealth of Virginia — Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun County and beyond —  can now have a reasoned conversation about how to best accommodate ALL children and students, including those struggling with gender identity issues. Parents and families must be respected as the primary educators of children rather than overpowered by the reckless overreach of federal bureaucracies or special interest groups.”

Concerned Parents and Educators thanks President Trump, Attorney General Sessions, and Secretary DeVos for returning authority to local communities in the resolution of this controversial matter. We await with great anticipation the decision in the Gloucester County case and look forward to working with school officials on the state and local level to create educational environments of achievement and success for all students,” Kilgannon concluded.

Concerned Parents and Educators is a diverse coalition of parents, teachers, and stakeholders in Northern Virginia. For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact 703-507-5998.

 

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Concerned Parents on SCOTUS decision to hear VA Case

CPEFC on Supreme Court Decision to Hear VA Case

(Fairfax, VA) Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County (CPEFC) released a statement today regarding the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., probably sometime this winter.

“This case will have far reaching implications for students in both Gloucester and Fairfax Counties, around the Commonwealth, and across the country. Issues of privacy, personal safety, and respect for religious and cultural values will be important factors for the Justices to consider. Many individual rights conflict in this case. We look forward to a ruling that maintains common sense protections for personal spaces of women and children and the protection of gains for women made under Title IX.

“While this case deals with bathroom privacy, the implications for student locker rooms and hotel rooms must not be forgotten. The Supreme Court must uphold fundamental truths about the dignity of each human person and protect personal spaces for both men and women,” said Meg Kilgannon, Executive Director of Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County.

Fairfax County Public School’s controversial Policy 1450 regarding treatment of transgendered students and staff is on hold pending the outcome of this decision. Parents have voiced strong objection to Policy 1450 since its speedy passage in May of 2016.

“Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision on this particular case, our society has to grapple with these issues and determine how to preserve the rights of those most vulnerable, protect children from dangerous fads of pseudoscience, and treat all people with dignity and respect,” Kilgannon concluded.

CPEFC Demands Resignation of Fairfax Democrat Party Official

(Fairfax, VA) Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County (CPEFC) released a statement today calling for the resignation of Sue Langley in response to the Fairfax County Democratic Committee Chair’s disrespectful call for the resignation of Fairfax County School Board member Elizabeth Schultz.

“To demonize an American citizen for supporting the nominee of her party for President of the United States is simply unacceptable. Are we now living in the People’s Republic of Fairfax? Do all thoughts and ideas have to be approved by Sue Langley? How dare she make disparaging comments that trivialize the legitimate concerns of parents who disagree with her?” asked Meg Kilgannon, Executive Director of Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County.

Earlier in the day, Ms. Langley put out a statement cataloguing Ms. Schultz’s defense of parents and students regarding FCPS’s transgender Policy 1450, which allows males to access to school facilities including bathrooms, lockers and hotel rooms on school trips, previously reserved for female students, and vice versa. She went on to call Ms. Schultz an extremist bigot.

“Ms. Langley’s inability to have a civil conversation on issues of importance to the parents of Fairfax County sets a poor example. Since she cannot defend the nine school board members who voted with reckless disregard to fling wide the doors of bathrooms, locker rooms and hotel rooms at the risk of the safety of our school children, she must instead attack one of the few defenders of parents and children on the Fairfax County School Board, Elizabeth Schultz,” Kilgannon continued.

“Under former Fairfax County School Board Chair Pat Hynes, parent voices were ignored and no consideration was allowed for opposing viewpoints or rational debate of Policy 1450. If the Public Comment segment of recent school board meetings is any indication, Fairfax County parents have plenty to say on this controversial topic,” she said.

“It’s interesting that even in victory for her point of view, Ms. Langley will not be satisfied until those opposed to her views are eliminated.  She will bully and threaten public servants in an attempt to destroy. Ms. Langley represents partisan politics at its worst. If anyone here is an extremist bigot, it’s Ms. Langley. She should apologize to Ms. Schultz and resign immediately to minimize embarrassment for Democrats in Fairfax County,” Kilgannon concluded.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Concerned Parents and Educators at 202-930-5347 or www.concernedparentsandeducators.org

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CPEFC Statement on TX ruling on transgender use of public school bathrooms and locker rooms

For Immediate Release

August 22, 2016

Fairfax, VA — Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County released a statement on the decision of a Texas U.S. District Court to block President Obama’s guidance directive on the use of public school bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students.

“Many parents in Fairfax County and all over the country are relieved that their children can return to school without worrying about personal safety and invasions of privacy in locker rooms and gender separate classes. Our daughters can return to PE class without worrying they may be forced to dress or undress in front of a biological male. Our sons can travel with school teams or arts groups without worrying they might be assigned to share a room with a biological female,” Kilgannon explained.

“This injunction gives us a valuable opportunity to have a conversation in Fairfax County and all over the country about what is best for ALL families and students. Fairfax County School Board’s Policy 1450 (and additional regulations) were handed down without reasonable time for consideration or debate by parents or the taxpaying public. If we are really seeking the best outcome for all children, then a reasoned and deliberate process must be undertaken to determine exactly what IS best for children in Fairfax County Public Schools, especially those experiencing gender dysphoria,” she continued.

“In addition, there has been very little discussion about what these gender identity regulations mean for teachers, especially teachers of faith. Can we compel a practicing Catholic public school teacher to use a pronoun that doesn’t fit the biology of the human person? This is a question than can now be fully explored and answered on the state and local level, as is proper in our American educational system.

“The rights of ALL students and teachers must be respected, but never at the expense of the rights of anyone else,” Kilgannon concluded.

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For more information please contact, Meg Kilgannon at 202-930-5347 or executivedirector@concernedparentsandeducators.org

CPEFC Media Release in Response to SCOTUS Stay in G. G. v. Gloucester County School Board

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

 

CONCERNED PARENTS AND EDUCATORS OF FAIRFAX COUNTY

STATEMENT OF MEG KILGANNON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

In response to the Supreme Court stay issued today in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County (CPEFC) released the following statement.

“The Supreme Court’s decision protecting Gloucester County from the Obama Administration’s overreach is a positive development for all families and children. A reasoned conversation about this difficult topic is much needed. The Administration used heavy handed tactics of the radical left to avoid conversation and debate. The facts are not on their side. People need to discuss the consequences and science of turning boys into girls and girls into boys. There are safety factors for all children involved, and privacy issues for all concerned. Only then can we craft policy that protects ALL children and respects ALL families,” said Meg Kilgannon, Executive Director of CPEFC.

“Our own Fairfax County School Board was quick to jump on the bandwagon, passing Regulation 1450 without debate and over significant parental objection. It took them 10 years to change the school start times, but this feat of social engineering was accomplished in just a few weeks, by school board fiat. Now our out of touch, out of control Fairfax County School Board will hear diverse opinions on this topic, not just a select few promoted behind the scenes by school board members with an axe to grind,” she added.

“We look forward to engaging all sectors of the diverse tax paying public in Fairfax County in a conversation about this sensitive and difficult issue. We hope the elected members of the Fairfax County School Board will be open to hearing ALL views in the future.”

 

Contact: Meg Kilgannon at 202-930-5347 or executivedirector@concernedparentsandeducators.org.

 

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We’re Not Done! – Protest July 28 @6pm FCPS Board Meeting

We need you to keep up the pressure!

We need you wear RED and join our peaceful protest by marching with posters and silently watching the meeting on July 28, 2016, at 6pm at the Regular School Board Meeting on at Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church.

We need you to continue spreading the word that WE ARE NOT YET SATISFIED…. FCPS Board still must recall and stop the…
(1)  “in effect” status of the Transgender Regulations’ Policy 1450 which still keeps things like shared showers and locker-rooms, bizarre pronoun language code, and men on women’s and women on men’s teams possible;
(2) GI language in and Amended to the SR&R, which mandate discipline of Suspension up to 5 days plus Expelling from school activities and programs up to a year for behavior of speaking out against GI behaviors or participation in all school programs or activities;
(3) GI language coming into the FLE
Additional Helpful Actions
Also keep writing about your concerns to the FCSB, the newspapers, the online social media pages, the radio and TV programs (see CONTACT list below) that all of the GI policies, discipline and curriculum are null and void because they were implemented with blatant disregard to…
(1) Parents, Educators and Other Concerned Citizens proper and timely participation and consideration,
(2) discussions and understanding from properly licensed persons of any building code compliance requirements and costs,
(3) discussions of budget opportunity costs to evaluate best allocation of tax payers’ money, which prefer focus of the limited resources on the rudiments of education, and
NOTES for Sources:
For Transgender Policy 1450 status of “still in effect” see HTTP://www.FCPS.edu/news/Gender.shtml)
For GI language still in the SR&R see attached and look under definitions of Bullying, Discrimination Harassment and Sexual Harassment then see chart of discipline code B to see prescribed Suspension up to 5 days plus Expelling from school activities and programs up to a year for behavior of speaking out against GI.
Also, see the June 9 Amendment as seen in Meeting Notes on Amendment #2 for R2691.30P stating “No student in FCPS shall, on the basis of… gender identity… be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under ANY education or activity.”
Code of Virginia State Statute VIOLATIONS include:

FCSB failed to comply with 2 of the 1950 Code of Virginia SS:
  *   (Non Compliance #1) For proceeding forward with GI&O language in the SR&R handbook, in the FLE Curriculum, and in keeping Transgender Regulations 1450 “Still in Effect” we, the CPEFC and other Concerned Parents, complain that FCSB failed to comply to 1950 Code of Virginia SS 22.1-253.13:7 Standard 7 C (See Code here…  https://vacode.org/22.1-253.13:7/) which states “Each local school board shall ensure that policies are developed giving consideration to views of teachers, parents, and other concerned citizens and addressing the following 1-8” items.
  *   (Non Compliance #2)  For keeping Transgender Regulations Policy 1450 “still in effect” we, CPEFC and other Concerned Citizens, complain that the FCSB failed to comply to 1950 Virginia Code SS 22.1-233 (See https://vacode.org/22.1-233/ )  which states “Work done by students or other unlicensed personnel shall be inspected by an appropriately licensed person to assure compliance with prescribed standards. application of zoning laws and building codes, inspection of work; school boards to make no warranties, express or implied, as to the construction or as to the compliance of a project with zoning laws and building codes.
  *   We are concerned of that there was no discussion with appropriate licensed persons to explain and ensure building code compliance, implementation requirements and cost-benefits for meeting both GI non-discrimination compliance PLUS privacy and safety of “non confused” students.
CONTACTS:
SCHOOL BOARD EMAILS:
Superintendent Karen Garza SuperintendentGarza@fcps.edu
And include FCSB Senior Auditor Goli Trump at gatrump@fcps.edu
MEDIA CONTACTS
Examples and contacts include:
Media coverage in the last ~24 hours:
NOTE: the FCPS Pride leader & FCPS TEACHER claims they “have been told the Regulations are in full force”…
* The Washington Times letters to the Editor: yourletters@washingtontimes.com<mailto:yourletters@washingtontimes.com>.  3600 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002. Commentary/Op-Ed Pages. commentary@washingtontimes.com<mailto:commentary@washingtontimes.com>