Rob Bonta Slams School District in Roseville Over Trans Notification Policy

The Dry Creek Joint Elementary School Board in Roseville voted Sept. 12 to require schools to inform parents when a student requests to use a name, pronoun or facility such as a bathroom associated with another gender. The policy is modeled after similar trans notification policies in Chino, Murrieta, Rocklin, Temecula, Anderson and Orange. 

Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a rebuke.  

"Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District’s decision to adopt a forced outing policy poses a serious threat to the emotional, psychological, and physical safety and privacy of transgender and gender-nonconforming students,” he said. “My office is closely monitoring the decision and will not tolerate districts that target and compromise the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of this vulnerable community. At the California Department of Justice, we will continue advancing the rights and protections of every student.”

Bonta is already suing the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education’s (CVUSD) over its mandatory gender notification policy. The San Bernardino Superior Court has issued a temporary restraining order in the case, which bars CVUSD from implementing the policy for the time being.