Earlier this month, Bonta began an investigation into the district, which has more than 26,000 students in San Bernardino County, after district officials created a policy in July that required faculty to inform parents within three days if their child uses names and pronouns different from their birth certificate, or if the student requests join sports teams or use school facilities opposite of their gender.
Bonta claimed in a release that the district’s “forced outing policy” discriminates against the privacy rights of LGBTQ+ students and goes against the state constitution.
“Every student has the right to learn and thrive in a school environment that promotes safety, privacy, and inclusivity – regardless of their gender identity.”
He added, “The forced outing policy wrongfully endangers the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of non-conforming students who lack an accepting environment in the classroom and at home. Our message to Chino Valley Unified and all school districts in California is loud and clear: We will never stop fighting for the civil rights of LGBTQ+ students.”
Parents' rights groups have staged demonstrations in their districts and at the state capital in Sacramento to condemn bills that promote so-called "gender-affirming" care but prohibit informing parents.
President of the Chino Valley Unified Board of Education Sonja Shaw told The Los Angeles Times that Bonta’s efforts were “government overreach.”
“We will stand our ground and protect our children with all we can because we are not breaking the law. Parents have a constitutional right in the upbringing of their children, period. Bring it.”
She told Fox News that Bonta is “…automatically trying to assume parents are dangerous, and I think that’s a dangerous, dangerous direction that they’re heading in. And you see it all over California. They’re trying to push out parents, and I think that is something that we need to stand up for right now.”
Earlier this month, parental rights advocates and far-left LGBT activists faced off over the policies of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), after the LASUD Board of Education unanimously greenlit a resolution in June that advocates for schools in the district to feature lessons on the LGBTQ+ community in the curriculum, which many claim has served to indoctrinate children on an LGBT agenda.
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