MVUSD votes to keep transgender policy in place

The Murrieta Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to keep a policy allowing teachers to notify parents if their children identify as transgender in place despite a request from Superintendent Ward Andrus to rescind what many view to be a controversial policy.The policy which requires parents or guardians to be notified if their student asks to identify as a gender other than the “biological sex or gender listed on the student’s birth certificate, or any other official records was adopted in August 2023.The school board, in a split decision, voted 3-2 Thursday night, March 28, to keep the policy, which was proposed by board President Paul Diffley and trustee Nick Pardue, in place.The policy states that any member of a school’s staff “shall notify the
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