School board will allow transgender books in elementary schools

- Should children in kindergarten be taught about transgender people?

That’s the question at the center of a controversy that erupted in June after a transgender student at Rocklin Academy Gateway, a charter school in northern California, brought the children’s book “I Am Jazz” to school to share with classmates. The book chronicles the life of a real-life transgender girl named Jazz Jennings.

In a Monday night vote after an impassioned, emotional debate, the Rocklin school board decided to keep its current literature policies in place, which allow similar types of books to be read to children during story time. But the board passed a provision requiring parents to be given advance notice if a potentially controversial subject matter will be discussed in class.

Some parents raised objections that they were not notified, while others at the meeting supported the school’s policies and did not object to the reading material.

 

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