Transgender Student Requirements

  • On January 1, 2014, AB 1266 goes into effect which protects the rights of transgender students. It requires public K-12 schools to permit students to participate in sex segregated school programs, activities, and teams and use facilities consistent with his or her own gender identity, regardless of the student's assigned sex at birth.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are transgender students?

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    Students whose gender identity or gender expression is different from his or her assigned sex at birth. 

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  • What types of accommodations are possible?

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    School districts are required to ensure that students are afforded equal opportunity regarding access to the facilities, program, and activities, which correspond to their gender identity. 

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  • How are students� needs addressed?

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    Transgender students have been attending schools for several years, prior to the enactment of the new legislation. Each student’s needs are addressed on a case-by-case basis. These requirements implicate privacy considerations as well.

    “For many years, Cajon Valley educators have been handling this in a delicate, thoughtful and compassionate manner; that will continue.” “We respect all rights and provide accommodations for our students, including transgender children.” 

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  • What actions has Cajon Valley Union School District taken to address the new requirement?

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    Cajon Valley Union School District is training administrative staff including support staff. Current governing board policy addresses discrimination against students including transgender ones. Follow this link to see board policy:

    Board Policy 5145.3 - Nondisrimination/Harassment

    The district is working on developing procedures to implement the new law. Professional development will continue to be provided to staff through the Culturally Responsive School Environments (CRSE) training provided by the Anti-Defamation League. The training focuses on sensitivity and acceptance of all differences, including transgender students.

    Parents are advised to contact their school principal with any questions or concerns.

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