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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

 

Management Resources:
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

Revised: 07.09.12

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