2125 Policy – Sexual Health Education

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.

Approved By: Greg Baker
Adopted/Previous Revisions: 03/28/18
Updated: 03/28/18
Superintendent or Board Approved: Superintendent Approved
Cross References: Content

Policy 2126 – HIV/AIDS Prevention Education

Policy 2020 – Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials

Legal References: Content

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

Management Resources: Content

2009 – February Issue

Policy News, August 2007 Sex Education Curriculum and Instruction