Education requirements also include information to support students in developing healthy relationships and skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.Requires the Department of Education, among other things, to develop list of appropriate curricula and create rules for instructor qualifications HB 2410 Amends existing law to allow school districts to provide sex education instruction unless a parent provides written permission for a student to opt out of instruction.About 3.2 million adolescent females are infected with at least one of the most common STIs.
Prohibits a student's attendance without such permission. SB 146 Updates existing law related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to apply provisions that previously only applied to HIV to all STIs.
A new definition is established to include HIV and relevant types of hepatitis in the STI definition.
Also provides that professional learning and in-service training may include programs on sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention.
HB 459 / SB 395 Amends existing sexuality health education law to specify additional requirements for information that helps students form healthy relationships and communication skills, as well as critical thinking, decision making and stress management skills, and encourages students to communicate with adults.
Requires all public schools to implement sex education consistent with these requirements beginning in 2016-2017.
Allows written permission by parental or legal guardian to opt out of sexuality education.In addition, sets requirements for those who teach sex education, human reproduction education or human sexuality education.SB 1020 Amends existing law to allow school districts to provide sex education instruction unless a parent provides written permission for a student to opt out of instruction.HB 156 Requires local school boards to adopt policies to promote the involvement of parents in the school district’s education program, in consultation with parents, teachers and school administrators.Among other requirements, the policies must allow parents to object to and withdraw a child from an activity, class or program.A 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey indicates that more than 47 percent of all high school students say they have had sex, and 15 percent of high school students have had sex with four or more partners during their lifetime.