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Exclusive:Florida Governor Rondesantis' campaign rebounds at theWhite Houseon Friday, a spokesperson tells Fox News Digital that the administration "lie" I will continue. " About Florida's work to protect young children.

"The White House is lying about Florida's efforts to protect children up to the age of five from sexual lessons," DeSantis campaign spokeswoman Lindsey Curnutte told Fox News Digital in an exclusive statement on Friday. Told.

"When Joe Biden tries to steal lunch money from children to drive awakened gender ideology, Governor DeSantis' parental education agenda is completely out of Washington's policy. In contrast, as the father of three young children, Governor DeSantis puts students first and is committed to protecting the rights of parents,a false statement from the White House {17. } Does not change that. "

"The White House continues to lie about Florida's work to protect children as young as five years old from sexualized lesson plans," DeSantis campaign spokeswoman Lindsey Curnutte told Fox News Digital in an exclusive statement Friday.

" White House continues to lie about Florida's work DeSantis campaign spokeswoman Lindsey Carnut told Fox News Digital in an exclusive statement on Friday. (Reuters)

DeSantis signed a bill in March, banning teachers from teaching in the classroom about "sexual orientation" or "gender identity" in kindergarten. Tertiary.

White House spokesman Karine Jean-Pierre blamed the bill, which came into force on Friday, saying that "some of Florida's most vulnerable students and families are more afraid and less flexible." Stated. 

White House Affects Florida's Rights Code:'This is Discrimination'

"The Shameful Things of the State As "Don't say gay'State authorities claiming that the law has been enforced and defending freedom seems to be just themselves the freedom of fellow Americans. We are limiting to. " "There are already reports that the" safe space "sticker has been removed from the classroom. Teachers are instructed not to wear iridescent clothes. LGBTQI + teachers are instructed to remove photos of husband and wife's family. What's on my desk.

Jean-Pierre said this was "not a matter of" parental "rights."

DeSantis signed the bill into law in March that would ban teachers from giving classroom instruction on "sexual orientation" or "gender identity" in kindergarten through third grade.

DeSantis signed the bill in March, Teachers from kindergarten to third grade are prohibited from teaching in the classroom about "sexual orientation" or "gender identity". (AP Photo / Phelan M. Ebenhack)

"This is discrimination, obvious and simple," she said. "This is part of an uneasy and dangerous national trend for right-wing politicians to cynically target LGBTQI + students, educators and individuals to earn political points."

Jean-Pierrealso stated that this measure "promotes bullying and threatens student mental health, physical safety, and well-being." 

"It censors enthusiastic teachers and educators who want to do the right thing and help their students," she said. "And it has to stop." 

President Jean-Pierre is very clear that President Joe Biden "deserves to feel that all students are safe and welcome in the classroom." I am doing it. " 

She announced that the Ministry of Education plans to monitor the law, "encouraging students or parents who believe they are experiencing discrimination to file a complaint with the Civil Rights Agency. "" 

"Our administration will continue to fight for dignity and opportunity for all students and families in Florida and across the country," she said. ..

The first bill was called a "non-homosexual" bill by Democrats who falsely claimed to have banned discussions about being gay in state schools. .. 

The law is a classroom instruction on "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" with children under the third grade, "or in an age-inappropriate way. Is prohibited, or is developmentally appropriate for students according to state standards. "

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre slammed the measure as it went into effect Friday saying some of Florida’s "most vulnerable students and families are more fearful and less free."

White House Press Secretary Carine Jean-Pierre blamed the bill When it came into effect on Friday, Florida's "some of the most vulnerable students and families are more afraid and free. Not. " "(Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images)

The law does not prohibit the word" gay "at school, nor does . Not prohibited. Casual discussions on topics related to sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom. The school does not need to notify parents if the child comes out as gay or transgender.

Also, the school does not need to inform parents of the information. Regarding the mental, emotional, or physical well-being of a student, " a reasonably wise person believes that disclosure leads to abuse, abandonment, or negligence."


Law Mandates school districts "d manners to adopt procedures that strengthen the basic rights of parents to make decisions regarding the upbringing and management of specific children" and bans classroom instruction and is in grade 3 or younger "or for students who comply with state standards that are not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate and are not casual discussions about" sexual orientation "and" gender identity "with their children."

Members and supporters of the LGBTQ community attend the "Say Gay Anyway" rally in Miami Beach, Florida on March 13, 2022.

Members and supporters of the LGBTQ community will be in 2022. Participate in the "Say Gay Anyway" rally on March 13th in Miami Beach, Florida.( (photo by CHANDANKHANNA / AFP via GettyImages))

The law also means that the student's mental, emotional, or physical health or Happiness, and the ability of the school to provide students with a safe and supportive learning environment ", and such from parents who prohibit the school from" encouraging students ". Withhold information. "

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By law, the school district is notified You are also required to withhold consent or refuse certain services with the parents of each of the  healthcare services offered at the student's school. Parents need to have access to the child's education or health records held by the school. A school that obtains parental permission before conducting a health questionnaire or health screening on students from kindergarten to third grade.

The law also requires schools to respond within 7 days of being notified of their parents' concerns, and the school must resolve those concerns within 30 days. If the problem persists, parents can sue the school district or request the Secretary of State of Education to appoint a special justice of the peace to mediate the solutions the school district needs to pay. increase.

Kelly Laco is the political editor of FoxNews Digital. Story tips can be sent toKelly.Laco@Fox.comand Twitter: @kelly_laco.