Above, I Am Jazz is one of the books read to the kindergarten class. According to amazon.com, the book is “a story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere.”
November 2017 – A kindergarten student at Rocklin Academy in Rocklin, California, was attempting to transition from one gender to another last spring when his teacher chose to read two books to her class, introducing students to transgenderism without notifying parents.
Emotions ran high during the next school board meeting.
“My daughter came home crying and shaking, so afraid she could turn into a boy,” one parent said.
The school board responded to concerns saying the books were age appropriate and fell within their literature selection policy. This meant the school did not need to alert parents and saw no need to alert them in similar incidents in the future. Many teachers also spoke in support of what transpired in the classroom, according to the CBS report.
However, parental objections apparently had an impact. In a public statement, the school board said, “Staff will be engaging parents and teachers in discussions about how materials outside our curriculum will be addressed in the future.”