AB 1266 Fact Sheet


Assembly Bill 1266, the School Success and Opportunity Act, is a piece of legislation that was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in August of 2013 and will go into effect January 1, 2014. It amends the California State Education Code to clarify the roles of school staff in working with students of all genders, and clarifies that students’ access to educational resources shall correspond to the student’s gender identity.

Transgender and gender non-conforming youth face unique challenges and obstacles in schools that may inhibit a student’s ability to learn. The School Success and Opportunity Act was written to provide these youth with equal access to educational programs.