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AB 1266 Update – Transgender Students

AB 1266 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on August 12, 2013.  This bill requires California schools to allow students to participate in sex-segregated activities and/or use sex-segregated facilities consistent with the student’s self-professed gender.

Following AB 1266’s enactment, a referendum was circulated throughout California’s 58 counties.  The referendum would have required the November 2014 electorate to vote on a repeal of the bill.  After a re-count of the signatures obtained by the proponents of the referendum, the Secretary of State’s office determined that the referendum had failed.

As a result, all school districts must move forward with implementation of AB 1266.  Districts that have developed policies and procedures for implementation should continue to work toward full implementation of those policies and procedures.  Districts that have not created new policies and/or procedures for implementation of AB 1266 should do so as soon as practicable.

Kingsley Bogard LLP can assist with preparation of policies and procedures to implement AB 1266, as well as communications to administrators, employees, and community members.  Please contact our office if you would like such assistance.

The above is an informational summary, and does not contain all of the specifics of the bill.  If you would like more specific information about the provisions of the bill, please contact our office.

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