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2125 - Sexual Health Education

BOARD POLICY No. 2125

SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION

The Walla Walla School District 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 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 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
2126 AIDS Prevention Education
Legal References:
RCW
28A.300.475 Medically Accurate Sexual Health Education – Curricula – Participation excused – Parental review
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

 

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

Revised: May 5, 2009

WALLA WALLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS • 364 South Park St. • Walla Walla, WA 99362 • Phone: 509-527-3000 • Fax: 509.529.7713

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