The CDE and CALPADS are currently analyzing impact of this change on their systems in regards to reports, SSID requests and multiple identifier (MID) anomalies.
They will keep Aeries informed of when the change will take place. Until then, they continue to only accept genders of Male or Female.
For information on the Senate Bill, refer to the following link Senate Bill No. 179
It appears that the Senate Bill has now passed this and needs to be implemented by Sept 1, 2018 for CA. Could you please inform us when Aeries will be rolling out a new identifier?
Hi Alexandra, we are planning changes to our system right away. Keep an eye out for updates as things progress. CALPADS is still in the process of making changes to their systems.
My district is planning on being able to meet the requirements of SB 179 by the beginning of the 18-19 school year. Will Aeries have a Non-Binary gender option available at the start of 18-19 so that districts can be in compliance. I assume we would still need to populate the Legal Gender field to be able to post to CalPADS, but having a Non-Binary option on the Demographics screen is really important.