SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — State schools Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced Friday the formation of a committee to make recommendations to expand the availability of gender neutral bathrooms on California school campuses.

Thurmond will form a committee comprised of students, school staff and key partners like Equality California who will brainstorm solutions for ensuring that schools have these facilities.

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“We have to give our students all the support they need, including access to bathrooms they can use safely,” he said in a statement issued by his office. “I have been inspired by the students who have advocated on this issue and want to give students the opportunity to be a part of finding the solutions.”

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Thurmond asked state Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, to co-chair the committee.

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Anyone who wishes to join the ad hoc committee can contact safeschoolbathrooms@cde.ca.gov.