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MISSISSIPPI: Board Adopts Sex Education Plan




 

Commercial Appeal (Memphis) (04.03.12) - Wednesday, April 04,

The DeSoto County school board on Monday unanimously chose an abstinence-only approach for sex education classes set to begin in the fall. Parental permission is required for students to take the classes, which will be taught in high school and segregated by gender. Under the state law that instituted the classes, districts have until June 30 to decide whether to teach an abstinence-only or abstinence-plus curriculum. DeSoto County's school district is the largest in Mississippi. For more information, visit www.healthyschoolsms.org.



 


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