By Lanz Christian Bañes
The Vallejo school board delved into the complex issue of gender identity Wednesday as it discussed the implications of a new law guaranteeing the rights of transgender students.
At issue is AB 1266, also known as the School Success and Opportunity Act, which went into effect in January.
Among other things, the law mandates schools to provide facilities to transgender students based on their gender identity. A transgender person is one who identifies as a gender different from what was assigned at birth, said Phillip Shelley, director of school support and management for the Vallejo City Unified School District.