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California Mom’s $100,000 Settlement for ‘Secret Transitioning’ of Daughter Puts CVUSD, School Districts on Notice

As parents push back against public schools secretly “transitioning” their children to a different gender — a biological impossibility that involves invasive surgeries and hormone treatment that can leave children maimed, sterile and often suicidal — one school district in northern California has settled a lawsuit with a mother for $100,000. The settlement lays the groundwork for parents throughout California to sue public school districts for violating parents’ rights.

“Today’s settlement is a clear message to schools: parents will not stand idly by as schools trample on their right to raise their children,” read a statement from The Center for American Liberty announcing the settlement in Konen v. Spreckels Union School District resulting in a $100,000 payment by the school district to Jessica Konen and her daughter, Alicia.

“Jessica Konen filed this lawsuit to defend her parental right to raise Alicia,” the firm said. “This is a huge win for Jessica and Alicia, and it’s also a win for parents across the country. … Today, Jessica and Alicia finally received justice.”

The Conejo Valley Unified School District could be next to face lawsuits, as the local district also strongly promotes “secret transitioning” and last year hid the “gender transition” of a 6th-grade girl from her parents, allowing her to sleep in the same cabin and use the same bathroom as boys at Outdoor School.

Similarly, according to a report on Fox News, Konen’s 11-year-old daughter, Alicia, “was told by her school in the Spreckels Union School District in Monterey County that she may be upset because she didn’t know who she ‘truly was inside.’ From there, the school allowed her to use the boy’s bathroom, used male pronouns to refer to her and was ‘socially transitioned’ away from her biological gender.”

School workers gave her articles on how to conceal her new “gender identity” from her family and put her on a “Gender Support Plan” that instructed school staff to refer to her by a male name and male pronouns and to let her use the unisex teachers’ restroom — all behind Jessica’s back, the firm reported.

When Jessica found out, she sued the school district.

“I am not going to allow this to keep happening to children,” she told Fox News. “It took a lot of guts for both of us to be able to open up publicly and explain what is happening. Parents, be vigilant; pay attention. Those gut feelings you have, they’re real. … You don’t know what they’re teaching in schools anymore. Just be active in your kids’ lives, and don’t be scared to speak up.”

The Spreckels Union School District did not admit fault with the settlement. Since Jessica intervened, Alicia has normalized and embraced the fact that she’s a girl.

It promises to be the first settlement of many.

“Parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children,” the victorious law firm said. “Parental Secrecy policies, as employed by the Spreckels Union School District and by schools across the country, unconstitutionally rob parents of that right. What happened to Jessica and Alicia is happening across the country. That’s why their victory is so important. Jessica and Alicia’s courage to come forward and tell their story continues to inspire more parents to file similar lawsuits fighting back against schools’ intrusion on parental rights. … [Their] settlement serves as a critical check on one school district and as a warning to others: parents will not stand idly by while schools trample on their right to raise their children.”

As Jessica told Fox News, “They [school districts] need to understand their place, and they need to stay in their place.”


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