As the Austin Independent School District continues to promote sex and gender ideology in schools this week, an email sent to Texas Scorecard by concerned parents shows the agenda and activities one AISD school will be hosting.

Families whose children attend the Ann Richards School of Young Women Leaders received an email with the “Pride Week” agenda. 

“Every year, to honor the experiences and contributions of LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and families, Austin ISD hosts its own Pride Week,” reads the email. “This is a time to highlight the district’s commitment to creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment.” 

Monday’s theme was “All are Welcome,” with the school’s Queer Student Alliance kicking off the week with a school assembly. 

For Tuesday, the theme was “Differences are Awesome” and students were able to participate in a scavenger hunt to find various LGBT historical figures around the school. 

Wednesday’s theme was “Austin ISD Shows Respect.” The school’s Queer Student Alliance had a table on the stage during lunch and distributed LGBT related stickers and buttons to students. 

The theme for Thursday is “Pride and You: Creative Expression.” Students were encouraged to wear an outfit that expresses “queer joy,” which the email said “means an outfit that expresses who you are and/or supports identity expression.” 

For Friday, the theme is “Local Pride and Spirit Day.” Students were again encouraged to wear rainbow attire or a brightly colored shirt. The notice indicated school officials will be taking a photo with anyone participating. 

The week will conclude on Saturday with a district-hosted “Pride Community Event” featuring food trucks, a special performance, a student dance, and a social. The event will be held at Austin ISD’s performing arts center.

Some photos have been posted to X of different schools participating in the LGBT week. 

In one photo posted by a school counselor at Norman-Sims Elementary, staff were seen having a tie-dyeing party. 

In another post from Joslin Elementary, students can be seen holding up signs and waving LGBT flags at an entrance of the school.

At another school, one of the librarians posted a few photos showing the library decorated for the week and featuring books on the top shelves concerning “Pride.” 

Texas Scorecard recently conducted a survey asking readers if state funding should be withdrawn from school districts that allow indoctrinating children into radical sex and gender ideologies.

Here are some of the responses: 

“All school districts that push this gender crap to our kids should lose more than just state funding. They should be closed, and their educators should be made to register as pedophiles. This is just sick!” said Sharla Miles.

“Radical sex theories and gender ideologies have no place in a public taxpayer-supported school,” said Dana Krasinksi.

Others respondents said that school funding should be re-evaluated. 

“Throwing money at the problems in schools has not resulted in improvement of said schools. All funding needs to be reevaluated,” explained Tara Souther. 

“Why should we, the taxpayers, fund this evil mindset? If schools are not going to teach our children the basic tenets of education, defund them completely!” Debbie Hills remarked.

Austin ISD has not responded to a request for comment. 

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.