CMS Thank You

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools piloted the Welcoming Schools curriculum (K-5) during the 2016-17 school year, and the district is expanding the program to additional CMS elementary schools in the 2017-18 school year. The are also reports other schools in other counties are planning to introduce the curriculum as well. The information on this page will help you understand what the Welcoming Schools transgender curriculum is all about so you can be informed about what your children will be learning.

NC Values Coalition believes that North Carolina Schools ought to allow staff to teach students to be respectful of each other regardless of differences. It is the role of families to address topics such as alternative lifestyles and gender confusion when they feel it is developmentally appropriate and within the privacy of their own homes. 

If you agree, here are six ways you can help us spread the word, and protect the privacy rights of parents and children:

  1. SIGNSign the Petition to your local School Board stating that the Welcoming Schools transgender curriculum is inappropriate for my local elementary school, and that it's the responsibility of parents, not schools, to address topics of alternative lifestyles and gender confusion when they feel it is developmentally appropriate and within the privacy of their own homes.
  2. SHAREShare this PDF document and this page with your family, friends, and church.
  3. CONTACTContact your local school board, principles, and teachers, and ask them if the Welcoming Schools curriculum is being taught in their schools.
  4. REPORT: After hearing back from your local schools, take this survey and share with us whether they're planning on implementing the Welcoming Schools curriculum.
  5. ATTEND: Signup to attend one of our local Parents Workshops, or signup to host your own. We'll provide you with all the materials you need.
  6. DONATE: Help us support the effort to protect the privacy rights of parents and children in your community by making a $5, $10, $25, or $50 donation that ensures we have the resources needed to make the biggest impact possible.


What is Welcoming Schools?

What will your children be learning when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools implement the Human Rights Campaign's school anti-bullying program.

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How Are Teachers Trained?

How does the Human Rights Campaign train CMS teachers? 

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What Books and Resources Are Used

Many parents would like to know which books and resources are currently already in a school library or classroom. 

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What Should Concerned Parents Do?

If you are a concerned Charlotte-Mecklenburg School parent you are encouraged to do the following:

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How Can I Print or Download This Information to Share With Others?

If you are looking to share this information with neighbors, concerned parents at the local School PTA group, church groups, family members or others simply click on "Download the Flyer" below and you can save our Welcoming Schools Information Sheet to print or email. 

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Tell Us What is Happening at Your School

Are you interested in learning more at Workshops NC Values Coalition will be holding during the week of Sept 25th? We would like to share with all parents what you have learned about Welcoming schools during these sessions. 

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