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SRVUSD approves one all-gender bathroom at each high school

Original post made on Dec 13, 2018

After considering data monitoring the pilot program, district staff and the board concluded that the all-gender bathrooms continued the SRVUSD’s mission to create a safer, more inclusive school environment for all students, and elected to keep the bathrooms on a permanent basis.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 PM

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20 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 13, 2018 at 6:58 am

Great job! I hope this is the beginning of all bathrooms becoming all inclusive. Its the wave of the future and i am happy you guys are on the leading edge.


43 people like this
Posted by Smitty
a resident of Danville
on Dec 13, 2018 at 7:38 am

I think you are all crazy and what a waste of our tax dollar.....the school board doesn’t understand the nature of teens....you are a disgrace....


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Posted by Danville Mom
a resident of Danville
on Dec 13, 2018 at 7:44 am

Wow, I agree, a total waste of tax dollars while our students are still attending classes in "temporary" portables.
I'm an optimistic person but I forsee major issues with this decision that have all been stated before.
Fortunately the students still have the option of using a "gender appropriate " bathroom. If I had a daughter, she would be going to private school!


34 people like this
Posted by Sara
a resident of Blackhawk
on Dec 13, 2018 at 8:50 am

If I had a child I would definitely send him or her to private schools. I completely agree with Danville Mom and Smitty. A compete disgrace and waste of tax payer money.


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Posted by Virginia
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 13, 2018 at 11:04 am

Virginia is a registered user.

I’m sorry to see that the Board chose to compromise the safety of our children. Put the politics aside on this and see the very real safety issues. I sincerely hope nothing happens, however, I fear sooner or later something will and it will be on this board’s hands for making the decision to allow it. Board member Marvel should be thanked for at least standing up against it.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Great decision, it fits our enlightened times and California's progressive, inclusive, non-abusive, pro-liberal philosophy. Hopefully the educators are also promoting socialism, the great benefits of single payer government controlled medicine, and the brutality and cruelty that capitalist society devolves into.

One mo0re reason to leave this nut-case state of CA!


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 13, 2018 at 4:36 pm

I could not agree more about socialism becoming the new america and its time to leave california. However this inclusive bathroom is happening all over the world. Humans in my observation tend to mean well, yet always go about things in an opposite manner in that outcome they desire. For the barhrooms, if we are all sharing the same bathroom, then who cares, that there is a guy in there a girl in there. If we all walked around naked, no one would care if we saw someone naked. The more we try and hide and forbid things, the more attention they draw and more interest that is peaked. Many of our problems in life is that to adapt and embrace change, and to see all of is as equals. Communication is almost none existent in this world, compassion, understanding has been throwing out to hate on everyone trying to better our world. You can see in almost all the forums how people just complain, naysayers we all have become. Yes there may be one or two instances that arise but that does not mean its not a great idea. In the current system there a thousands of horrible acts done on a daily basis. If this all inclusive helps us get a better understanding of each other and helps us co exist i believe those horrible instances will be reduced. If we teach this eary enough (just like cell phones) it will be the only world our future adults will ever know, and hopefully its a better world than we currently live, filled with encouragment, go getters, leaders, and kindness towards all.


10 people like this
Posted by hamilton
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Dec 14, 2018 at 11:10 am

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There is a transgender person in my family. I now know others. As a supporter of the LGBTQ community, I find the ignorance expressed in some of these comments appalling. I am a native-born Californian, and I applaud the more inclusive agenda.
So many of our churches and temples welcome people from all walks of life. Please, educate yourselves.


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Posted by Long Term Resident
a resident of Danville
on Dec 14, 2018 at 11:16 am

I hope those who believe this is a waste of funds will change their voting habits and consider this next time a school bond is on the ballot. I am all in favor of handicap accessible bathrooms even though a small percentage of people actually need that feature. With gender neutral, we are now adding extra cost for a small minority of students who were either equipped as a male or female at birth, but are having sexual identify issues. What next, special bathrooms for kids with autism?

It would have been a lot cheaper and easier to install gender neutral porta potties at the schools. They are gender neutral, can be cleaned often, and the number can be varied at little cost based on demand.


18 people like this
Posted by CrazyState
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 14, 2018 at 1:37 pm

They should label the restooms with one of THREE signs:

Male

Female

[Portion removed due to disrespectful comment]

and, no, I will not apologize.

...You, SRVUSD Board, are looking for some MAJOR lawsuits in the future. I hope you can sleep at night knowing how politically correct you are.


8 people like this
Posted by Chris
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 14, 2018 at 2:14 pm

Total Waste of tax payer money. It would be way cheaper to replace the "Boys Bathroom" and "Girls Bathroom" signs with "Bathroom" signs.


12 people like this
Posted by Diana
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:55 pm

Hamilton, I agree with you 100%. What a shame, to see such intolerance over simply offering one all gender restroom as a choice, to be more inclusive to our trans students. My son went to SRVHS, my daughter goes there now. She chooses to use the girls restroom but she has a friend that uses the all gender restroom. Why we fear or otherwise oppose providing this as an option is beyond me.


19 people like this
Posted by Lynn
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 15, 2018 at 12:02 am

My son has a couple of friends who attend SRV and they said, "They couldn't wait to hear the sex stories that come out of that bathroom this year." The kids know exactly what is going on in that bathroom, too bad the adults can figure it out. The district already has a lawsuit against it, they are asking for more.


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Posted by sjd
a resident of another community
on Dec 17, 2018 at 8:27 pm

These comments are disgusting. Did you all even READ the story about what was done to disarm almost every complaint here?

Pathetic.


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Posted by Diana
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Dec 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm

@sjd, pathetic is accurate. Fear that one's daughter will somehow be forced to use an all gender restroom and therefore the parents would opt for private school instead (it's a choice, people!), ridiculous comments that kids are having sex in the restroom and the teachers/parents that support this as a resource are somehow not bright enough to figure it out, etc. My son still goes to SRVHS and thought the comments were ridiculous, made by clearly uninformed people. It would be laughable if it weren't so darn exclusionary in their thinking, where they refuse to support a safe place for trans students to simply relieve themselves. Yep - pathetic.


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Posted by May
a resident of Danville
on Dec 19, 2018 at 8:34 am

What is disgusting are the comments that find this acceptable. Obviously their would be no all gender bathroom if those who supported it were bright enough to figure out that yes students will have sex in there. Just because you may not agree with this does not make you intolerant, everyone has a right to their opinion. Crazy State had part of their comment censored because some fragile person couldn't handle the word "Freak". This once great District needs to clean house with the school board and get some real leadership. My kids all graduated from SRV, so glad this nonsense didn't exist while they were attending.


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Posted by Sara
a resident of Blackhawk
on Dec 19, 2018 at 8:38 am

Considering that only 0.6% of US population even identifies as transgender, this is a waste of tax payer money and shows a disrespect towards women, in my opinion. I would not want my young daughter in the same bathroom as a teenage boy. Men and women ARE different, it's a fact of life. I have nothing against the LBGT community, as small as it is, but this is a pure distraction from the fact our public schools are failing our kids.


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Posted by Diana
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Dec 20, 2018 at 9:43 am

...again, using the ONE all gender restroom is an option. Sara, your daughter would not be forced to use a restroom with a teenage boy. This is specifically to accommodate students with a very high rate of suicide and depression, partially because of the intolerance they face. I have a daughter in this school, and the notion of an all gender restroom doesn't scare me one bit - the lack of tolerance and conjecture seen in some of these posts, however, are pretty scary. If any of those who oppose this had a transgender child, I would hope you would understand that offering them a safe place (again, OPTIONAL) to simply use the restroom would be a basic human right.


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Danville
on Dec 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Still not clear why more single user bathrooms do not give everyone a place to go to the bathroom. Why does it need to be a multi stall setup? I still can not resolve the safety issues of a multi stall all-gender setup. Knowing that a lot of sexual abuse is not reported by teens. Feel that we are creating an environment that would discourage coming forward if a teen were abused in the bathroom. Teens are very sensitive to peer pressure and would not want to be responsible for closing the all-gender multi-stall bathroom. Which could lead to a teenager not reporting inappropriate behavior.


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Posted by Seth
a resident of Danville
on Dec 21, 2018 at 12:12 am

Seth is a registered user.

Funny how so many are preaching tolerance. First it is tolerance of the removal of the pledge of allegiance from school, then tolerance of marriage between men and men, then tolerance of LGBT, now tolerance of transgender bathrooms. Next it will be tolerance of pedophilia, robbery & murder. When is this nonsense going to stop?
But yet these people do not tolerate gun rights.
If you ask me they are brainwashed loonies and our kids do not need to be mixed with these 'tolerant' degenerates.
My advice, take your kids out of school asap. Put them in private school! Where the parents control the votes, not these perverted school board members.
Everyone should be 'putting on the yellow vests' right now to stand up and fight for our children. Once they lose the funding due to decline in student count, they will come begging for your forgiveness.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of another community
on Dec 22, 2018 at 10:37 pm

Hey a Resident, where did you receive your brainwashing training? BTW, socialist countries have male and female bathrooms.


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