May 24th, 2012
A bill that would require the teaching of sex education in public schools narrowly failed again recently in the state House Education Committee. Under current law, local school districts have the option of offering sex education classes but it is not a requirement. The proposal, House Bill 820, would require “age-appropriate” instruction on human sexuality.
For more information about sex education and preventing teen pregnancy, check out 4RealHealth, a program of the Orleans Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project.
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