About Support All Students
California’s new School Success and Opportunity Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2014, provides guidance to schools so they can make sure that transgender students, like all students, have the opportunity to do well in school and graduate.
Schools work to meet the needs of all students, and this law is based on policies and practices that are already working well in school districts across California. The law gives guidelines for schools to do what’s best for all students, and to work with students and families on a case-by-case basis. That’s why it’s supported by school boards, teachers, and the PTA.
The California School Boards Association has issued guidance that helps schools handle requests by transgender students and their parents and helps schools work with all students around privacy concerns.
This law does not create co-ed bathrooms. Girls’ and boys’ bathrooms remain separate. One student, Ashton, lives his life as a boy, so he uses the boys’ bathroom. Another student, Zoey, lives her life as a girl, so she uses the girls’ bathroom.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A petition to overturn a California law that gives transgender students the right to use the public school restroom or locker room of their choice will not appear... Read More
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