State Superintendent Supports Transgender Students Regardless of Federal Stance

The Trump administration has continued to undo efforts created by the Obama administration. One of these measures is meant to rollback federal protections granted to transgender students that allowed for them to use the locker room and bathroom of their choosing.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has issued a statement reassuring students that the bill Gov. Brown sign in 2013—AB 1266—which created protections for transgender students still stands.

“All students deserve a safe and supportive school environment,” Torlakson said. “California will continue to work to provide that environment for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students regardless of any misguided directives by the federal government and the Trump administration.”

The California Department of Education has provided a FAQ page for anyone with questions about AB 1266.



Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 06:59

The school advocacy group, Great Public Schools Now, released a report last week detailing the pandemic’s impact on students in the state’s largest school district, LA Unified.