Although the Trump administration reversed federal guidance that directed public schools to allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identities, both California and SFUSD have policies that support students’ rights to use facilities that correspond with their gender identities. The California Education Code also prohibits discrimination based on disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.
- Read more about Assembly Bill 1266 (California’s policy)
- Read Board of Education administrative regulation R5163a (SFUSD’s policy)
Student rightsStudents, know that in California public schools, you have the right to be...
- Free from bullying, harassment and discrimination
- Respected when you dress and express yourself in ways that do not conform to gender stereotypes, with respect to the student dress codes
- Affirmed by adults when you declare your pronoun and name that fits your gender identity
- Involved in school activities, access spaces such as locker rooms and restrooms, that fits your gender identity
- Read more about your rights at school
- Frequently asked questions about SFUSD’s policy regarding students using the bathroom of their preferred gender
- Statement of support from SF Board of Education President Shamann Walton and Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh (Español | 中文 | عربي | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt)
- Trans Summer School from Scarleteen: exploring the diversity of trans identity, discussing issues the trans community faces, and thinking about how to explore your own relationship with gender.
- Parenting and family resources from GenderSpectrum
- Find out how to report a concern if you or your child have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying
- Gender-inclusive guidelines for classrooms and other spaces, including guidelines on using gender-inclusive language
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