Does the bill forbid teachers from saying that religious beliefs can guide decisions about sexual behavior, as the Centennial Institute said on social media? The bill is awaiting a hearing by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Ever since then he has always come to me with any questions he has. The bill states, "Parents or legal guardians who wish to have their child excused from any planned instruction in comprehensive sexual health education may do so upon filing a written request with the school district board of directors, or the principal of the school their child attends. It should be medically accurate and the Department of Health Services or the Department of Education can be consulted to review curriculum for medical accuracy and teacher training. Requires curriculum be age-appropriate and provide factually and medically accurate information. Abstinence may not be taught to the exclusion of other materials and instruction on contraceptives and disease prevention.
Colo. sex education bill plugs LGBT experimentation
Debbie Chaves, executive director of Colorado Family Action, said that testimony in favor of the bill during legislative hearings pigeonholed anyone who endorsed abstinence as a member of an oppressive religion. The Colorado legislation would require schools that offer sex education to teach the new curriculum or refrain from the lessons altogether. But, like the materials in the framework, school districts will not be required to use them. HB Provides that school districts may provide programs to students in grades 7 through 12 addressing sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking awareness and prevention. Join the conversation by going to Edsource's Twitter or Facebook pages. Among other requirements, the policies must allow parents to object to and withdraw a child from an activity, class or program.
State Policies on Sex Education in Schools
The law covers a broad array of sexual health issues and is one of the most all-inclusive sex education laws in the country. Materials used must be age appropriate, objective and based upon scientific research that is peer reviewed and accepted by professional and credentialed experts in the field of sexual health education. Several parents who testified against the bill said they worried children as young as 9 would learn about sexual acts and positions if the bill passed. The bill requires instruction and materials to be inclusive and use language and strategies that recognize all members of a protected class under the state civil rights act. Susan Lontine, D-Denver, one of the bill's prime sponsors, said she wanted to ensure that all schools that offer sex education courses are following the same rules and are LGBT inclusive, according to The Daily Sentinel.
In seven states, laws prohibit educators from portraying same-sex relationships positively. Also requires school districts to publish on its website the title and author of health education materials used. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. SB Creates the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Education Act to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and information to prevent and respond to teen dating violence. Allows parents to opt out. He heard a 6th grade girl telling her friend how fun it was to do.
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