SJE Board Policy 2125 – Instruction

Administrative Procedure

 

Sexual Health Education

 

All instruction and materials for the district's sexual health education program, will meet the following criteria:

 

            A.        Medically and scientifically accurate;

 

            B.        Age appropriate;

 

            C.        Appropriate for students regardless of gender, race, disability status or sexual orientation;

 

            D.        Consistent with the Guidelines for Sexual Health Information and Disease Prevention;

 

            E.         Include instruction about abstinence; and

 

            F.         Include instruction about contraceptives and other methods of disease prevention.

 

Definitions

 

The district's program will provide sexual health education as defined by the Healthy Youth Act.

 

A.        Sexual health education:

 

            1.         The physiological, psychological and sociological developmental processes experienced by an individual;

 

            2.         The development of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to communicate respectfully and effectively to reduce health risks and choose healthy behaviors;

 

            3.         Health care and prevention resources;

 

            4.         The development of meaningful relationships and avoidance of exploitive relationships; and

 

            5.         Understanding of the influences of family, peers, community and the media throughout life on healthy sexual relationships.

 

B.        Medically and scientifically accurate:

 

              The Healthy Youth Act defines medically and scientifically accurate as information that is verified or supported by research in compliance with scientific methods, is published in peer review journals, where appropriate, and is recognized as accurate and objective by professional organizations and agencies with expertise in the field of sexual health including but not limited to, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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