Policy 2125Social Emotional Learning and Sexual Health Education
The La Center School District Board of Directors has determined that all students be provided instruction in comprehensive sexual health education, consistent with state law.
In grades K-3 instruction will be social and emotional learning that is consistent with the social and emotional standards and benchmarks adopted by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Comprehensive sexual health education instruction provided by the district to students in grades 4-12 will be medically and scientifically accurate, age appropriate, and inclusive of students regardless of their protected class status under Chapter 49.60 RCW. Abstinence will not be taught to the exclusion of other instruction on contraceptives and disease prevention. The district’s comprehensive sexual health education program will be consistent with the Guidelines for Sexual Health Information and Disease Prevention developed by the Department of Health and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Health Education K-12 Learning Standards adopted by OSPI, and other provisions of RCW 28A.300.475.
Instructional materials will be chosen from a list provided by OSPI or will be identified or developed by the district and reviewed using comprehensive sexual health education curriculum analysis tools provided by OSPI.
Health, family life, sex education and human sexuality including information about parts of the body, the study of the anatomy and the physiology of human reproduction, and characteristics or qualities that distinguish between maleness and femaleness may be included in the instructional program as appropriate to the grade level and course of study. Interested parents and community groups shall be encouraged to become involved in the planning, development, evaluation and revision of any instruction in sex education and human sexuality offered as a part of the school program.
The superintendent or designee will provide parents/guardians an opportunity to review the materials to be used including providing electronic access, will provide information on excluding their child from sexual health education instruction, and will grant all such requests.
The superintendent or their designee will annually identify to OSPI any curricula used to provide comprehensive sexual health education and how the provided classroom instruction aligns with legislative requirements.
Cross Reference: 2020 Course Design, Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials
2126 HIV/AIDS Prevention Education
RCW 28A.300.475 Comprehensive sexual health education
RCW 28A.600.480(2) Reporting of harassment, intimidation, or bullying– Retaliation prohibited — Immunity
WAC 392-410-140 Sexual health education — Definition — Optional course or subject matter — Excusal of students
La Center School District
Adopted: June 26th, 2007
Revised: June 28, 2022