Times-Herald staff Posted:
The Vallejo school board will hold a workshop Wednesday to discuss the impact on the Vallejo City Unified School District of a new law assuring transgender students of certain rights.
AB 1266, passed last year, took effect in January and guarantees transgender students the use of the bathroom and locker facilities of their gender identity as well as participate in any corresponding sex-segregated activities, such as sports.
The district is familiar with dealing with lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender issues in its schools. In 2009, the American Civil Liberties Union and the district reached a settlement with an out lesbian Jesse Bethel High School student who alleged that district staff harassed her because of her sexuality.