August 17, 2016
The Clovis Unified school board Wednesday night revisited requests for alternative physical education coursework and bathroom facilities in response to parents concerned about a state law allowing transgender students to use the bathroom consistent with their identity.
“You’ve had three years to do something about this,” Josh Fulfer said, referring to the amount of time since Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1266, which extended gender discrimination protections to transgender and gender-nonconforming students. Some people who attended Wednesday’s board meeting expressed privacy concerns regarding females or males who may end up using the same bathrooms and locker rooms as students who identify with a gender different from their biological sex.
Fulfer and other parents uncomfortable with AB 1266 are members of a campaign titled Stop the Madness, which seeks alternate bathroom facilities and P.E. options in Clovis Unified.