By Richard Bammer
Local, state and national educators said the White House decision to rescind protections for transgender public school students does not change existing law.
Their statements come after a joint letter issued Wednesday by top civil rights officials in the federal Justice and Education departments rejected the Obama administration’s position in 2016 that nondiscrimination laws require schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.
In a press release, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson reiterated his support for the rights of transgender students and reminded all Californians that state law requires public schools to allow students access to the restroom or locker room consistent with their gender identity.
Source: State ed chief says state law protects transgender students