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.
These costs add up, according to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, which estimates that teen childbearing costs taxpayers at least .4 billion annually Adolescents are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Young people ages 15 to 24 represent 25 percent of the sexually active population, but acquire half of all new STIs, which amounts to 9.8 million new cases a year.
The most recent data available, in 2000, indicates the estimated direct medical costs for treating young people with sexually transmitted infections was .5 billion annually, excluding costs associated with HIV/AIDS.
In 2011, approximately 24 percent of new HIV diagnoses were young people age 13 to 24.
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.
Their children are more likely to suffer health and cognitive disadvantages, come in contact with the child welfare and correctional systems, live in poverty, drop out of high school and become teen parents themselves.
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.
Also provides that professional learning and in-service training may include programs on sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention.
HB 459 / SB 395 Amends existing sexuality health education law to specify additional requirements for information that helps students form healthy relationships and communication skills, as well as critical thinking, decision making and stress management skills, and encourages students to communicate with adults.