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Judge blocks CA school district’s parental notification policy

California Attorney General Rob Bonta at a press conference in Aug. 2023. Associated Press/Photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez

Judge blocks CA school district’s parental notification policy

A judge issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday against a school district’s parental notification policy. The Chino Valley Unified School District established a policy in July requiring educators to inform parents within three days if their children wanted to identify as the opposite sex or change their pronouns at school. School board president Sonja Shaw said striking down the one policy didn’t seem consistent. “Everything else we have to inform the parents about,” she said. The next court hearing is scheduled for mid-October.

Why did the judge block the policy? California Attorney General Rob Bonta sued the school district, saying the policy attacks LGBTQ rights. Parents who supported the measure said they wanted to be involved in their children’s education. At least two other California districts have passed similar policies this year.

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Johanna Huebscher

Johanna Huebscher is a student at Bob Jones University and a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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