Rocklin school addresses transgender book controversy

The Rocklin Academy Charter School will address parents’ concerns Monday night after a kindergarten teacher read the book about a transgender student to her class.

School officials are expecting more than 1,000 people at the meeting, which is why the regularly scheduled school board meeting was moved to the ballroom at the Rocklin Sunset Center. Police will also be on hand to help deal with the crowd.

The controversy centers around a teacher who read the book “I Am Jazz” to kindergartners toward the end of the school year last year when a student brought it to class.

“I Am Jazz” is the real-life story of transgender girl Jazz Jennings.

Over the last several months, some parents expressed concerns that they had no warning a book on a transgender was going to be read and discussed.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the ballroom at the Rocklin Sunset Center at 2650 Sunset Boulevard.

http://www.kcra.com/article/rocklin-school-addresses-transgender-book-controversy/12267676

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