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.Allows the Department of Education to make modifications to ensure age-appropriate curricula in elementary school.
Girls age 15 to 19 have the highest rates of Gonorrhea and the second highest rate of Chlamydia of any age group.
Young males also get STIs, but their infections often are undiagnosed and unreported because they are less likely to have symptoms or seek medical care.
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.