Scott County Times (01.04.12) - Thursday, January 12, 2012
The board of trustees recently adopted a sex education policy
for Forest Municipal School District, complying with a state
law that makes sex education mandatory. Under the law,
districts have until June 30, 2012, to adopt a policy to
implement either abstinence-only or abstinence-plus education
in their curriculum.
After the board tabled the issue in November, it came up for
discussion at the Dec. 12 meeting. "If we do this we need to
do it the right way," said Leslie Jones, a board member
voicing support for an abstinence-plus curriculum. In short
order, the board approved this approach and agreed to evaluate
whether the district would hire a registered nurse or licensed
practical nurse for the program.
Under state law, parents must consent to their child's
participation in sex education lessons, and boys and girls are
to be taught in separate classes.