“The skill set that we really need is we really need to have staff staff that is trained in dealing with kids with a subject term that is very adult in nature,” Perea said.
To cope with the challenge in schools, the state is collaborating with the Washoe County School District on face-to-face gender identity training for employees. Beginning this month the school district is implementing mandatory gender-identity for all its 7,000 employees. Katherine Louden is the Director of Counseling.
“There is some push back related to that training and I also think that as you raise awareness that then we are able to identify cases that need our support,” Louden said.
Louden expects the number of complaints to climb with awareness that comes with training.
A referendum that would overturn California’s controversial new transgender student rights law has narrowly cleared its first hurdle to qualify for the November election. But it still faces an uphill climb to make the ballot.
A sixteen-year-old California student was a driving force behind a new state law aimed at improving school for transgender students.
A new state law regarding transgender students is causing controversy in California. Capital Public Radio takes a look at how a similar policy has impacted the Los Angeles School Unified School District.
(AP) -- A judge in Sacramento ordered the secretary of state's office to add about 5,000 signatures to the total submitted by supporters of a voter referendum seeking to overturn a new California law granting certain rights to transgender students.
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