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Longview, WA, USA

Policy No. 2125

Instruction

 

SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION

The board of directors is authorized by law to determine whether sexual health education instruction will be offered in the district. The board has determined that such a program will be offered to students, consistent with state law.

Sexual health education instruction offered by the district shall be medically and scientifically accurate, age appropriate, appropriate for students regardless of gender, race, disability status, or sexual orientation and include information about abstinence and other methods of preventing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Abstinence will not be taught to the exclusion of other instruction on contraceptives and disease prevention. The district’s sexual health education program shall be consistent with the most current Guidelines for Sexual Health Information and Disease Prevention developed by the department of health and the office of superintendent of public instruction.

The superintendent will provide parents/guardians an opportunity to review the materials to be used and provide information on excluding their child from sexual health education instruction.

 

Legal References:

RCW 28A.300.475 Medically Accurate Sexual Health Education — Curricula — Participation excused — Parental review
RCW 28A.600.480(2) Reporting of harassment, intimidation, or bullying  Retaliation prohibited — Immunity
WAC 392-410-140 Sex Health Education — Definition — Optional course or subject matter — Excusal of students

 

Management Resources:

Policy News, February 2009 Healthy Youth Act
Policy News, August 2007 Sex Education Curriculum and Instruction

 

Cross Reference:

Policy 2020 Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials
Policy 2126 HIV/AIDS Prevention Education

 

Adopted: December 14, 2009