California school board won’t let kids opt out of transgender lessons

California school board won’t let kids opt out of transgender lessons, by Lianne Laurence.

The California charter school board rocked by controversy over a five-year-old boy who transitioned to a “girl” in kindergarten has unanimously voted not to let children opt out of lessons on transgenderism. …

California law requires parental notice and opt-out for sex education. …

The Rocklin school board countered it didn’t have to tell parents about lessons on transgenderism because it wasn’t sex-ed, and that discrimination based on gender identity is against the law in California. …

The gender change in kindergarten frightened the other kids:

Monday’s board meeting was the latest event in a controversy that erupted when a kindergarten boy transitioned to a girl in class at Rocklin Academy Gateway and neither parents nor administration were told beforehand.

The boy reportedly changed into girl’s clothes and was reintroduced to his class as a girl. Teacher Kaelin Swaney also read two pro-transgender books, including I am Jazz, in the lesson that took place just before summer vacation.

A number of angry parents complained to the board that their five-year-olds had been traumatized and were fearful they could “change” into the opposite sex. …

Moreover, when school resumed this fall, a Grade 1 student inadvertently “misgendered” the five-year-old “transgender boy” on the playground and was sent to the principal’s office, she said.

The end nears.

hat-tip Stephen Neil