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MISSISSIPPI: Lamar School Board Adopts Sex Ed Policy




 

Associated Press (05.08.12) - Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Lamar County School Board voted 5-0 on Monday to adopt an abstinence-only sex education approach for middle-school students and an abstinence-plus program for high-school students, according to the Hattiesburg American. The vote was in line with Superintendent Ben Burnett's recommendation at a board meeting on April 19. HB 999, passed by state lawmakers in 2011, requires that each local board adopt an abstinence- only or abstinence-plus approach for sex education by June 30.



 


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