Round Rock ISD postpones discussion on changes to sex education curriculum

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by KVUE News

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Posted on November 15, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 15 at 4:01 PM

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- The Round Rock Independent School District board of trustees was expected to discuss changes to the schools' sex education curriculum Thursday, but that will no longer happen.

Thursday afternoon RRISD announced, "District officials learned recently that the process used to form the district's School Health Advisory Council may not have followed proper procedures and policies. In particular, the members of the committee were not appointed by the Board which is a requirement. Based on this new information, the district believes it is imperative that it does not rush into any decision to change the current curriculum."

Currently, the district teaches eighth graders abstinence only. The board is considering moving to what's called "abstinence plus." It would include lessons on contraception and an explanation of each type accompanied by photos. Parents can opt out of that curriculum or out of the whole program altogether.

Thursday the district said it will pick up the controversial discussion again in January or February. No changes will be made to the current curriculum this school year.

If the recommendation for "abstinence plus" curriculum is approved, it would go into effect in the 2013-2014 school year.


 

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