School board trustee resigns in protest of policies violating parental rights in Prince Edward Island

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A school board trustee in Prince Edward Island (PEI) has resigned after attempts to raise concerns about the province’s gender identity guidelines fell on deaf ears, reports the CBC.

Patty van Diepen was elected last fall as trustee for Zone 7 but announced that she plans to step down because the board refused to address concerns raised by parents about the gender diversity guidelines in public schools.

“It was just always reinforced that this wasn’t our role or thing to tackle as trustees,” van Diepen told the CBC.

“I felt that I was just maybe viewed as disruptive at some of the meetings, trying to always bring forth these concerns of parents.”

Parents had approached van Diepen after she was elected in November in the hopes that she could argue for the guidelines to be reviewed, but van Diepen’s attempts were dismissed by Board Chair Heather Mullen who claimed that the issue is beyond the scope of the board.

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