Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Abstinence only plan passes Board of Ed

Kansas Board of Education approves new sex ed policy, the same policy we discussed earlier. The change was inserted into the standards for the optional health education course, so districts are not restricted legally by the very strict phrasing of the insertion. It will still make it harder for local districts to teach comprehensive courses, the ones that will tend to be more effective at preventing teen pregnancy and STD transmission.

As with the science standards, districts should remember that they are not bound to teach to the Board's standards.