Sexual Health Education
The Clover Park 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 will 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. The district’s sexual health education program will be consistent with the 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.
|Cross Reference:||Board Policy 2020||Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials|
|Board Policy 2126||HIV/AIDS Prevention Education|
|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||Sexual health education — Definition — Optional course or subject matter — Excusal of students|
|Policy News, February 2009||Healthy Youth Act|
|Policy News, August 2007||Sex Education Curriculum and Instruction|
Adoption Date: 07.14.08
Former Policy Number: 4408
Clover Park School District