Transgender not an issue

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

The Ojai Unified School District (OUSD) is unequivocal in its support of transgender students, said Superintendent Hank Bangser.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education issued joint guidance last week explaining how federal civil rights laws apply to transgender students. The guidance does not add requirements to applicable law, but provides guidance as to how schools can comply with their legal obligations.

According to the guidance, when a school provides sex-segregated activities and facilities, transgender students must be allowed to participate in such activities and access such facilities consistent with their gender identity.

Register to read more ...