Humboldt County School District has policy to train all teachers to support gender ideology


Parents Defending Education submitted a public records request to the Humboldt County School District seeking any guidance the district has regarding transgender issues. The district provided PDE with a policy titled “Provision of Safe and Respectful Learning Environment for Students with Diverse Gender Identities or Expressions” that was adopted on December 13, 2022. The policy explains that the Board of Trustees and all employees of the district will receive training on transgender issues: “Annual training will be provided to each member of the Board of Trustees and each employee regarding the requirements and needs of persons with diverse gender identities or expressions.”

The policy also appears to state that employees and students will be punished for refusing to use the preferred pronouns and names of other students if it “constitutes bullying or cyber-bullying or violates a policy or regulation of the District.”