New School Policy Issued by the Archdiocese of Omaha Requires Staff and Students to Respect Catholic Teaching on Human Sexuality
The Archdiocese of Omaha has developed a new policy for its Catholic schools to adhere to on “human sexuality.” The policy requires students, school staff and volunteers to use names and pronouns associated with their sex assigned at birth. In addition, students and staff must conduct themselves in accordance with their sex assigned at birth at all publicly, even online.
The archdiocese has 70 Catholic elementary and high schools. Those who refuse to obey the new policy will be dismissed. The students may be expelled and teachers may lose their jobs if they ask to be identified using pronouns or a name that were not assigned at birth.
On the archdiocese website they say:
We welcome students preschool through 12th grade, from all faith backgrounds. 53 elementary schools 17 high schools Nearly 20,000 students across 23 counties in northeast Nebraska.
The new guidelines, have been distributed to area schools in recent weeks, every current and prospective student and their parents must agree to “respect Catholic teaching concerning faith and morals, and particularly those addressing human sexuality.”