Local schools explain approach transgender students

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) Monday was the first day students were back on campus since a controversial law went into effect allowing transgender students to select facilities they use on school grounds.

But, implementation of the law has caused waves across the state, even leading to a referendum to put the law before voters.

The issue of boys using girls' bathrooms and girls using boys' bathrooms has been a hot topic with parents around Kern County.

Parents voiced their concerns about the implementation of AB 1266 and the potential impact the law would have on local campuses.

Lawmakers approved the bill in August. Under the law, transgender students in grades K-12 are allowed to use the bathroom or locker room of their choice, as well as whichever sports teams to join based on the sex they identify with.