Prior to serving as California's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Thurmond served in the State Assembly
California provides instruction & support to roughly 5.9 million students in more than 1,000 districts & over 10,000 schools
“Today, the courts confirmed what we knew to be true — this hateful policy poses real safety risks to vulnerable students"
“Libraries and are places where children can and should be welcomed, safe, respected and included. Books and librarians literally save lives”
The policy requires schools to inform parents when a student requests to use a name or pronoun different from that on their birth certificate
"You're in Sacramento, proposing things that pervert children" Chino Valley Unified School District board president tells state official
“At a time when states across the country are attacking transgender kids, we are elated that California has taken this momentous step...”