los angeles unified school district sex ed curriculum
At Power2Parent, we have five points that we feel are key pertaining to the issue of sex ed reform, and have outlined the items in the Los Angeles Unified School District Sex Ed Curriculum that conflict with those points on this page. You are welcome review the Los Angeles Unified School District Curriculum in its entiretyhere.
Conflicting Item- Opt-Out (or passive consent), Rather Than Opt-In:
According to California State Superintendent Jack O’Connell’s clarification of laws pertaining to HIV/AIDS prevention education and sex education, dated May 4, 2006, the LAUSD can only require passive consent (notification) for HIV/AIDS prevention education taught in the classroom. Therefore, Attachment B, sample letter used by schools for notification of HIV/AIDS prevention and sex education, has been revised.
The required parent signature has been removed. (Akin to Opt-Out, the passive consent procedure assumes that the parent or guardian has consented unless some action is taken, such as writing in a note.)
Conflicting Item - Sex Ed Beginning in Kindergarten:
School districts may provide comprehensive sexual health education—which means education regarding human development and sexuality, including education on pregnancy, family planning, and sexually transmitted diseases— in Grades K through 12. (California Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act, Article 2. Authorized
Comprehensive Sexual Health EducationSection
Conflicting Item - Non-Disctrict Educators for Sex Ed Instruction:
School districts may use trained district personnel or outside consultants who know the most recent medically accurate research on human sexuality, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. (California Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act, Article 2. Authorized Comprehensive Sexual Health EducationSection 51933)