On March 22, 2019, the Clark County School District submitted their Fiscal Note on this bill. We were pleased to see that they included this verbiage at the end of their note.
"In addition, after a survey of community members that took place in 2015, it is apparent that changing from “opt-in” to “opt out” and requiring sexuality education for K–12 inclusive will not be acceptable for many CCSD stakeholders. There will be a substantial fiscal impact to CCSD."
Sex Education Reform - Information
The subject of changing the Clark County School District sexual education curriculum has been up for discussion.
The current sexual education curriculum, as being taught by CCSD, can be found in the links on this page.
Here's a bit of history on this issue in Nevada:
The bill, AB230, which would have mandated a more comprehensive sex ed curriculum was considered in 2013 legislature. (Read more about this on the legislation page of this section)
SIECUS (Sexuality Information Education Council of the United States) is a group made up of various organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National School Boards Association and American School Health Association, among others - SIECUS has published a document of guidelines for sexual education - This document was to be used as a starting point for conversation about how to make sex ed more comprehensive.
Community input forums have taken place during the winter and spring of 2014/2015.
CCSD Conducted a community survey - the results can be viewed here.
The conversation will continue throughout the fall - the current issue up for debate is Opt-In law. There was a special meeting of the CCSD School Board of trustees help on September 29th at 6pm at Las Vegas Academy. For more information on the results of this meeting, click here.
In September 2016, the CCSD Board of Trustees voted 6-to-1 to recommend maintaining opt-in requirements for CCSD students to participate in sex ed instruction.
**Stay informed** more legislation for the 2017 session regarding comprehensive sex ed is aleady underway. We will keep parents posted as details become available.
The CCSD Board of Trustees has voted and taken the position to recommend maintaing the opt-in requirement for sex ed to the Nevada State Legislature in the upcoming session. At this time there is no further action being taken at the local level, however,
CCSD Reference Curriculums
CCSD has announced that it will be drawing upon material from following curriculums to discuss for possible inclusion in a new CCSD Sex Ed curriculum. At Power2Parent, there are items in each of these curriculums that conflict with key points we feel are important. Please click the links below to learn more: