July 4, 2017

Suggested Letter – Refuse to sign Family Handbook

The following is suggested text to send as a letter to the Headmaster of your school as a protest against including the Great Hearts “Biological Sex and Gender Policy” into the Family Handbook.

Copy. Paste. Change it around as you see fit. Send.



Dear Headmaster [name],

My family is unwilling to consent to the policies contained this year’s Family Handbook.

The Board of Directors of Great Hearts Academies has adopted a policy that targets and discriminates against your transgender students. I refuse to sign the Family Handbook until such time as the “Biological Sex and Gender Policy” is aligned with the recommended best practices by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association, the National Education Association, the Arizona School Board Association, and the United States Department of Education.

I ask that you please take time to understand the importance of a supportive and affirming environment for those students under your care who are in the gender minority. Support from you and from your school is critical to their success and future welfare.

Thank you for your commitment to all the students in your school.


[Your Name] A Concerned Great Hearts Parent