Do California students need permission slips for sex ed?

Jan 16, 2020 by

California Democrats blocked a contentious bill on Wednesday that would have required parents to sign permission slips for their younger kids to attend sex education classes in school.

Today, sex education instruction is required “at least once” for middle and high school students. School districts are also allowed to teach sex education for younger students in kindergarten through 6th grade.

But parents can opt their younger kids out of the sex education and HIV-prevention curriculum offered in California public schools under the California Healthy Youth Act. Students attend those classes unless their parents intervene.

State Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, wrote a bill that would reverse current practice by requiring parents give schools permission before students attend a sex ed program.

 

Source: Do California students need permission slips for sex ed? | The Sacramento Bee

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