Statement by Superintendent Michelle King On Ensuring the Rights of Transgender Students

May 13, 2016
We applaud President Obama’s guidance that public school districts allow transgender students to attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex. As the second-largest school district in the country, L.A. Unified has long been a leader in respecting the needs of all students and staff. The District remains committed to providing a safe learning environment for everyone, including transgender students, and ensuring that the entire L.A. Unified family has equal access to our educational programs and activities. The Obama administration’s initiative advances the District’s long-standing commitment to providing a school climate in which students feel welcome and comfortable. This is yet another opportunity to help our students develop the values to contribute to an ever-changing society.