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Bonta v. Chino Valley Unified School District

Bonta v. Chino Valley Unified School District

California Attorney General Rob Bonta thinks parents can’t be trusted to raise their children—he wants the government to raise them instead.

In July, the Chino Valley Unified School District adopted a Parental Notification Policy. The policy is smart and simple: schools must notify parents if their child asks school staff to be socially transitioned from one gender to the other. The purpose of the policy is to protect the constitutional rights of parents to raise their children and foster parents’ involvement in their children’s lives.

While the California Teachers Association and other teachers unions all across the country pressure school districts to adopt parental secrecy policies—like the policy in Jessica Konen’s case—conservative parents in Chino Valley ran for school board, won, and passed this commonsense policy to protect parental rights.

But Rob Bonta couldn’t let that stand.

The California Attorney General sued the Chino Valley Unified School District to put an end to the District’s new Parental Notification Policy. He sued the school District to put an end to parental rights.

Bonta argues in his lawsuit that California school districts must adopt policies that require schools to secretly transition children while keeping their parents in the dark.

Now, Chino Valley parents are fighting back.

Six parents filed a motion to intervene in California’s lawsuit against Chino Valley Unified School District. These parents have a unique interest in the outcome of this case—it’s their children, who are affected by the outcome of California’s crusade against parental rights.

Parents—not schools—have the fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children.

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