Another School District Will Consider ‘Outing’ Trans Students to Their Parents

Murrieta Valley Unified could become the second California school district to approve a policy requiring staff to inform parents if their child starts identifying as transgender.

The MVUSD school board will take up the issue Thursday, August 10 at what is sure to be an emotionally-charged meeting.

The motion was introduced by two of the board’s conservative members, board president Paul Diffley and board member Nick Pardue, who defeated Dr. Takesha Cooper in the election for Area 1 last year. Pardue was among a bloc of candidates supported by the Inland Empire Family Pac, which seeks to promote “Christian and Conservative values” in schools.

Last month, the Chino Valley Unified School District board voted for a similar parental notification policy for trans students. That has prompted a civil rights investigation by the California Attorney General’s Office.