As The Columbian first reportedthe Battle Ground School Board in October rejected a proposed comprehensive sex education curriculum meant to appeal to varying value systems in the conservative Clark County town. Most Read. Kraft, who has backed parents opposed to mandatory sex education in Battle Ground Public Schools, no sex education in middle schools in Tacoma 43 amendments, most of which were withdrawn.
Current state law allows school districts to teach sex education, but there is no requirement to do so. Show Comments. The bill was prefiled in April and will be discussed during the upcoming legislative session. But Battle Ground remains one of several school districts in the state without an official sex education program exceeding minimum state requirements.
Click here. She also encourages sex-positive parents to make their views known to the school administration. Illustration by Emma Darvick. As part of the sex education scheme, teachers are supposed to explain to the young children that boys can wear dresses or play with dolls, so really there are no differences between boys and girls.
Giving them accurate and age-appropriate information better prepares them for a lifetime of mutually pleasurable and safe relationships. The sex education curriculum in Delaware increases in 7th and 8th grade up to 70 hours of instruction.
Rather than put educators in the position of finding materials to answer student questions, the district led the work to provide standards-based, age-appropriate materials. Just remember to use a condom! Elizabeth L.
Jay Inslee for his signature. The report also referenced a body of research suggesting that comprehensive sex education is more effective for promoting positive health behaviors and outcomes than the abstinence-only approach. State education officials caution that the bill does not ask schools to teach students in younger grades, such as K-3, about sex.