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CVUSD & Schools Nationwide Face Backlash Over Anti-Parent Policies

The Conejo Valley School District (CVUSD) continues to implode, implementing policies that allow boys to use girls’ bathrooms, showers and locker rooms, promoting homosexuality and gender dysphoria in K-12 classrooms, and permitting pre-teen girls to sleep overnight in boys’ cabins at Outdoor School. Compounding this are plummeting enrollment (soon to be below 15,000 students, total, in the district), spiraling academic performance with a growing acceptance of failure in basic subjects, and an administration-heavy budget that’s heading off a cliff now that “Covid relief money” has dried up.

The once-golden school district finds itself in rapid decline. How are CVUSD leaders responding? By aggressively sexualizing the curriculum and experience of K-12 students in its schools.

Recently, district leaders were exposed for enforcing a strict policy of hiding information about a child’s “gender identity” from every child’s parents. CVUSD in April allowed a 6th-grade girl to sleep in a boys’ cabin at Outdoor School without informing her parents. The Conejo Guardian broke the story, leading the district to clamp down hard on teachers and staff, placing some on paid leave, forcing others to undergo inquisitions by union and human resources representatives, and demanding that teachers and staff sign non-disclosure agreements — to make sure parents don’t find out what the school is allowing children to do. (See The Conejo Guardian’s articles “Think You Know What’s Going on With Your Child at School? CVUSD is Working Hard to Make Sure You Don’t,” June 29, 2022, and “Ventura County Trained Educators to Talk with Kids About Sexuality Without Informing Parents,” June 2, 2022.)

Many are wondering how long it will be before CVUSD destroys female sports to accommodate mentally ill males who claim to be girls, allowing them to compete against girls in Conejo Valley sports.

But the Conejo Valley isn’t alone in experiencing a fad that is tearing apart public schools — and doing incalculable harm to children — nationwide.

In Colorado, two families are suing the Poudre School District after staff “encouraged their daughters to join a ‘secret’ club aiming to transition students and conceal the club’s activities from parents.” This according to reporter Reagan Reese in the Daily Caller’s article, “Families Sue School District After Daughters Were Allegedly Coaxed Into ‘Secret’ Club That Hid Gender Transitions” (May 4, 2023).

Johnathan and Erin Lee and Nick and Linnaea Jurich “allege that their sixth grade daughters were recruited by a teacher to join Wellington Middle-High School’s ‘Genders and Sexualities Alliance’ (GSA) Art club in May 2021 where teachers encouraged students to change genders,” reads the complaint. “PSD employees allegedly told the girls to keep the meetings a ‘secret’ from their parents, including that the club has a ‘what happens at GSA stays at GSA policy.’ ”

The club featured guest speakers, including a teacher who ran a group called “SPLASH” (Supporting Pride Learning and Social Happenings). This teacher is accused of telling students that “if they are not completely comfortable in their bodies, that means that they are transgender.”

According to reporter Reese, “Shortly after joining the GSA club, one of the girls allegedly told her parents she would be transitioning genders to a boy, the lawsuit stated. The girl had allegedly never expressed any confusion about her gender prior to joining the GSA club. Moreover, one of the girls’ mental health significantly declined following her experiences in the GSA club, leading to her attempting suicide by drinking an ounce of bleach in December 2021, the lawsuit alleged.”

Like CVUSD, the Colorado school district has guidelines to keep student information a secret from parents. (See “Think You Know What’s Going on With Your Child at School? CVUSD is Working Hard to Make Sure You Don’t,” June 29, 2022; “Ventura County Trained Educators to Talk with Kids About Sexuality Without Informing Parents,” June 2, 2022) Says the Daily Caller report, “eight of the nation’s 20 largest school districts, which together enroll 2.5 million students, do not require staff to notify parents if their child changes their gender at school.”

Pam Bondi, chair of the America First Policy Institute constitutional litigation partnership, said in a statement to the Daily Caller: “This lawsuit seeks to return the power to parents by reinforcing their Constitutional right to govern their child’s education and protect their future.”

In Wisconsin, an 18-year-old male high school student showered with four girls and exposed himself to them in March — and parents were not informed of the incident, according to The National Pulse (“Trans ‘Woman’ Showered With 4 Wisconsin High School Girls, Exposed Privates, Parents NOT Informed of Incident,” April 23, 2023).

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) called it a “Serious Violation of Girls’ Privacy Rights in Sun Prairie East Locker Room.” WILL alleges that “four freshman girls at [the high school] participated in a swim unit as part of their first-hour physical education class. After the class, the girls entered the girls’ athletic locker room to shower and change for class. Upon entering, they noticed a senior male student in the area containing lockers and benches. It is our understanding this male was 18 years old at the time of the incident. According to the girls, this student was not in the first-hour PE class they were participating in.

“The girls entered the shower area with their swimsuits on, which was their common practice as they rinsed off. As they began to shower, the male student approached them, entered the shower area, announced ‘I’m trans, by the way,’ and then undressed fully and showered completely naked right next to one of the girls. He was initially turned towards the wall but eventually turned and fully exposed his male genitalia to the four girls. Understandably, the girls were caught off guard and shocked, closed their eyes, and tried to hurry up and leave the showers as quickly as possible.”

WILL’s Libby Sobic called on the district “to act promptly to restore a sense of safety and privacy in its schools.”

Dan Lennington, WILL’s deputy counsel, labeled the shocking incident “a wakeup call to all parents and taxpayers to become more informed about their local public school district and demand accountability.”

Back in California, teachers from a San Diego middle school “are suing officials in their school district in federal court over policies that they say force them to conceal the transgender status of young students from parents,” reads The Epoch Times in “Teachers Sue School District Over Transgender Policy Allegedly Forcing Them To Lie To Parents” by Matthew Vadum.

Escondido Union School District (EUSD), a K-8 district, requires teachers “to assist in a student’s transgender ‘social transition’ by accepting a child’s assertion of a transgender or gender-diverse identity and using during school hours any pronouns or a gender-specific name requested by a student. At the same time, the policies also require teachers to revert to biological pronouns and legal names when speaking with parents in order to cover up information about a child’s purported gender identity from the child’s parents, according to the Thomas More Society, a nonprofit public interest law firm that filed the lawsuit.”

“All of this is to be done without parent or guardian agreement or knowledge,” Paul Jonna, Thomas More Society special counsel and a partner at LiMandri and Jonna, told the Times. “Schools routinely send notes home to parents about trivial matters, like missing homework, so it is unfathomable that Escondido Union School District has a policy that forces teachers to withhold from parents some of the most fundamental and basic information about their children.”

How long “before CVUSD destroys female sports to accommodate mentally ill males who claim to be girls?”

The suit states that EUSD requires all elementary and middle school teachers to “unhesitatingly accept a child’s assertion of a transgender or gender diverse identity, and … [to] ‘begin to treat the student immediately’ according to their asserted gender identity. There is absolutely no room for discussion, polite disagreement, or even questioning whether the child is sincere or acting on a whim. Once a child’s social transitioning has begun, EUSD elementary and middle school teachers must ensure that parents do not find out.”

The case, Mirabelli v. Olson, was filed on April 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and also names officials with the California State Board of Education. Jonna told The Epoch Times that “there has never been a law in California that requires schools to enforce the policies that this school district is implementing. … A school should partner with parents in the process, not substitute them.”

Sexually Perverted Billionaires

Where did the pro-gender dysphoria movement come from? Investigative journalist, feminist and environmentalist Jennifer Bilek traced its rise to a handful of sexually perverted billionaires who are spending untold amounts of money to buy the allegiance of universities, medical centers, school districts and politicians.

In a 2018 Federalist article presciently titled, “Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?” Bilek wrote, “I found exceedingly rich, white men with enormous cultural influence are funding the transgender lobby and various transgender organizations. These include but are not limited to Jennifer Pritzker (a male who identifies as transgender); George Soros; Martine Rothblatt (a male who identifies as transgender and transhumanist); Tim Gill (a gay man); Drummond Pike; Warren and Peter Buffett; Jon Stryker (a gay man); Mark Bonham (a gay man); and Ric Weiland (a deceased gay man whose philanthropy is still LGBT-oriented). Most of these billionaires fund the transgender lobby and organizations through their own organizations, including corporations.”

Chief among them, she says, is the Pritzker family, worth approximately $29 billion, whose wealth was made from investments in Hyatt Hotels and nursing homes and who “now have massive investments in the medical industrial complex.”

Pritzker money funds everything from “early childhood education and universities to law, medical institutions, the [homosexual] lobby and organizations, politics, and the military. … They are joined by other exceedingly wealthy, influential white men, who also have ties to the pharmaceutical and medical industries.”

Even big technology corporations, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Dell, and IBM, openly support gender dysphoria. “In February 2017,” Bilek writes, “Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Yelp, PayPal, and 53 other mostly tech corporations signed onto an amicus brief pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to prohibit schools from keeping private facilities for students designated according to sex.”

On March 21, 2023, in an interview titled “Who Is Behind the TRANS AGENDA?” with James Patrick at Big Picture that has gone viral, Bilek said, “‘[B]ig finance, big pharma, big tech and all the corporations, international corporations, international finance houses, international law firms – they’re all driving the same narrative. … These very huge, powerful non-governmental organizations serving the [homosexual] community worked hand-in-hand with international law firms … to create legal guides for transgender children, to drive this narrative that you can be born in the wrong body. … [I]t is a cult. … Intelligent people are going, ‘Yes, you can be born in the wrong body.’ … This is totally a top-down arrangement of power, and it comes, again, from the highest echelons of society and finance.”

One motivation is profit from endless drugs, surgeries and surgical equipment as confused people launch “a medical attack on their sex,” Bilek says. “They want to get their neck done, and they want to get their Adam’s apple gone, and they want to have their jaw shaved off. And it’s like a compulsion. … This is madness. It’s absolute madness because it goes against the grain of reality.”

As a feminist, Bilek also labels it “an occupation of womanhood … the pinnacle of objectification. … This is why women are being legally erased in language and law. They just took woman, the word ‘woman,’ out of the … Cambridge Dictionary, and they replaced it with ‘anybody that feels like a woman.’ “

“It’s like we don’t exist. … Sex doesn’t matter. Only gender identity matters. The feeling that you have about yourself matters.”

The transgender cult is being brought into schools under anti-bullying programs, she says, which were passed by the Obama administration and funded by the Pritzker family. J.B. Pritzker is now governor of Illinois, Obama’s home state.

“It’s so ridiculous. All the governments, all of the politicians, all the major banks, all the financial investment houses, all the medical institutions, the universities, the schools, the corporations, the law firms — they’ve all jumped on board within ten years for poor people that have identity issues, that have body dysphoria,” Bilek said in the interview. “I mean, come on, this is so patently ridiculous. And people just gobble it up. …”

“Laws are changing, and language is changing to uproot society, the way that we’re organized as a society. Why would you do that to people? I mean, it’s absolute insanity. It’s madness. Nothing means anything anymore, right?” she states.

“This has become our mode of expression now — dissociation and compulsion, addiction, because we’re trying to fill up the holes that this society has created. And instead of looking at the society and how damaged and broken it is, that it’s not giving us what we need, all these aberrant behaviors are being supported in its stead, which is absolute madness,” Bilek said.

Avoiding Irreversible Damage to Our Children

Perhaps the foremost children’s advocate in this fight is Abigal Shrier, author of Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, who wrote in a Substack article called “The Gender Cult Marches On” that gender dysphoria “activists are not open to debate, discussion or moderation. And like many a cult-leader, they are immune to feedback from the parents of their young recruits. They must be pushed out of the school system; they cannot be persuaded.”

Shrier, a lifelong liberal, says that well-meaning parents who protest at school board meetings are viewed by activists “as an irrelevant nuisance — a reason to reinsert their noise-canceling AirPods.”

Neither do these activists care about “math, reading, writing, history,” Shrier writes. “Traditional subjects are viewed primarily as vehicles for advancing their agenda, time slots into which propaganda must be inserted. The activists are in the process of commandeering every part of the school day and numberless impressionable American minds. They wreak identity confusion in our young and teach kids to hate their bodies and their country.”

Transgenderism is “an ideological movement which seeks to warp our children and wreck our families,” says liberal author Abigail Shrier.

She calls transgender activists “young, inflexible, and highly motivated. Theirs is a dictatorship of a small minority, as Nassim Nicholas Taleb has called the phenomenon. They are opposed by a moderate, flexible majority. The activists also have a decade-long head start on the moderates. On their side are the media, every Fortune 500 corporation, the Academy, the current Administration and all of Big Tech. What it will take to defeat the activists are enough parents … who cannot be shamed by those harming our children. We must be stubborn and inflexible in defense of our kids; we must not be intimidated. ‘Call me whatever names you want,’ is the necessary message. ‘Fill your own kids’ heads with whatever nonsense you like — but don’t dare poison my child.’ ”

Shrier’s 2021 address at the Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Franklin, Tenn., has garnered 2.4 million views on YouTube alone.

“[Transgenderism is] an ideological movement which seeks to warp our children and wreck our families,” Shrier said. “There is no quicker way to bring America to its knees than by prompting our children to do irreversible damage to themselves. The people who’ve been pushing this ideology have a big head start on us, but they have awakened a sleeping giant. … A cultural battle is at last being fought. We cannot afford to lose. These are our kids and grandkids. Our future literally depends on our winning this.”

San Diego middle school teachers are suing officials over policies they say force them to conceal the transgender status of young students from parents.

Joel Kilpatrick
Joel Kilpatrick
Joel Kilpatrick is a writer and journalist.


  1. Parents must continue to protest, but most importantly, give their children insight to resist the trash at school. Better yet, home school.

  2. Very TRUE facts! So glad to see that there are still Red-Blooded Americans who speak The Truth in our day. I was seduced by the Gender Cult as a youth, but the good Lord brought me back from those temptations! God bless You!


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