A 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey indicates that more than 47 percent of all high school students say they have had sex, and 15 percent of high school students have had sex with four or more partners during their lifetime.
Among students who had sex in the three months prior to the survey, 60 percent reported condom use and 23 percent reported birth control pill use during their last sexual encounter Sexual activity has consequences.
Allows the Department of Education to make modifications to ensure age-appropriate curricula in elementary school.
AB 517 Amends the State Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act that authorizes school districts to provide sexual health education that include HIV/AIDS prevention education.
Requires district that elect to provide education taught by outside consultants, or elect hold to an assembly to deliver such education by guest speakers, to request written permission from a pupil's parent or guardian.
The policies must also include a procedure for notifying parents at least two weeks before any activity, class or program with content involving human reproduction or sexual matters is provided to a child.
Sex education, human reproduction education and human sexuality education curriculum and materials must be approved by the school board and available for parents to review.
In addition, sets requirements for those who teach sex education, human reproduction education or human sexuality education.
SB 1020 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.
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.
Prohibits a student's attendance without such permission. SB 146 Updates existing law related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to apply provisions that previously only applied to HIV to all STIs.
A new definition is established to include HIV and relevant types of hepatitis in the STI definition.
The bill includes that accurate, age-appropriate and culturally responsive STI prevention curricula shall be provided to schools.