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MISSISSIPPI: Greenwood Schools to Teach Abstinence-Plus Sex Education




 

Associated Press (04.13.12) - Friday, April 13, 2012

The Greenwood Public Schools board voted Tuesday to adopt an abstinence-plus approach for sex education classes beginning in the fall, according to a report in the Greenwood Commonwealth. Boys and girls will receive the lessons separately in grades seven through 12, said Superintendent Margie Pulley, and parents will decide whether their children participate. A state law requires that each school district choose an abstinence-only or abstinence-plus curriculum to offer starting with the 2012-13 academic year.



 


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