In a recent viral video students from Austin, Independent School District were seen marching around their school’s halls donning rainbow flags, buttons, signs, and more yelling “Pride! Pride! Pride!”
On Instagram, David Harris Jr. questioned whether or not parents had been kept in the loop regarding such an event. “Were all the parents alerted to this before it happened?” Harris asked.
It would appear that this is not the first time Austin ISD has experienced issues with celebrating the LGBTQ+ community at school and withholding information from parents.
This week, the District also held “Pride Circles” and handed out Pride and Ally stickers, signs, flags, and even pronoun buttons but told students to keep the activity “confidential”
The Daily Caller reported, Pre-K through second-grade students were reminded, “What we say in this room stays in this room. And third to fifth graders were asked to participate in ‘community circles’ that are “confidential,” according to documents posted to Twitter.
“Please remember that we agreed to keep what happened in the Circle confidential,” the curriculum says.
Libs of Tik Tok on Twitter actually argued that what the district is doing violates state law regarding the withholding of information from parents.
“Hi @PrincipalSteen, @hannah_wankel, and superintendent @AustinISDsupt- you might want to take a look at this.” The account said displaying an image of a Texas statute that grants parents “RIGHT TO FULL INFORMATION CONCERNING STUDENT”