gender unicorn.jfif

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- A worksheet in which students were asked to express who they're physically attracted to was handed out in an Olathe classroom this week.

The worksheet, which Olathe Public Schools has asked students to not complete, was given out in a high school Human Growth and Development class. 

Titled "The Gender Unicorn," the assignment asked students to indicate their sex assigned at birth, identify who they're psychically and emotionally attracted to, and explain how they express their gender. 

Olathe Public Schools responded to the assignment, saying it was "not appropriate" and that it is not part of the district's curriculum. 

"While this worksheet was not appropriate in terms of the information requested, the district supports all students and strives to create inclusive environments where students can reach out to trusted adults for support," the district said in a statement. 

The school says it's working with staff to make sure the worksheet is not used in any other classes. 

You can see the district's full statement below.

olathe statement.jfif

Kansas House of Representatives member Adam Thomas says his child originally brought the sheet home. He released this statement: 

"Let kids be kids. Whoever they decide to be is fine, but the classroom is not the place to push this ideology onto them. That’s at home with their family or with a school counselor. I applaud the school district’s rapid response." is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<

Copyright 2021 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.