Creates additional requirements for sex education, including teaching the benefits of delaying sexual activity and stressing importance of using effective contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Requires the Department of Education, among other things, to develop list of appropriate curricula and create rules for instructor qualifications.
In addition, sets requirements for those who teach sex education, human reproduction education or human sexuality education.
SB 1020 Amends existing law to allow school districts to provide sex education instruction unless a parent provides written permission for a student to opt out of instruction.
HB 156 Requires local school boards to adopt policies to promote the involvement of parents in the school district’s education program, in consultation with parents, teachers and school administrators.
Among other requirements, the policies must allow parents to object to and withdraw a child from an activity, class or program.
Requires that school districts provide sex education that is medically accurate and age and developmentally appropriate in grades kindergarten through 12.
Creates additional requirements for sex education, including the importance of using effective contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Young people ages 15 to 24 represent 25 percent of the sexually active population, but acquire half of all new STIs, which amounts to 9.8 million new cases a year.Girls age 15 to 19 have the highest rates of Gonorrhea and the second highest rate of Chlamydia of any age group.