SJE Board Policy 2125 – Instruction

 

Sexual Health Education

 

 

The Cooperative Boards of St. John and Endicott 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.  Abstinence will not be taught to the exclusion of other instruction on contraceptives and disease prevention.  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.

 

 

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

 

Cross References:       2126 - HIV-AIDS Prevention Education

                                    2020 - Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials

 

Management Resources:  2009 - February Issue

                                         Policy News, August 2007 Sex Education Curriculum and Instruction

 

 

 

 

Adoption Date:  1-26-15

St. John - Endicott Cooperative Schools