Sexual Health and HIV Prevention Education - Grade 6
Grade 6 Sexual Health Instruction and HIV/AIDS Prevention
Sexual Health Instruction and HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction is taught to 6th grade students during the spring of the students 6th grade year. Parents may attend an informational meeting prior to instruction, may check out DVD of the instruction provided to students at the school site to view at home, and may give permission for their child to participate in the classroom lessons for Sexual Health instruction. Parent permission letters are sent home with students prior to instruction. Please contact your school or the Elementary Education Department (ext. 21075) for more information.
2018-19 Parent Nights
January 17, 2019 District Boardroom 6:30-8:30pm
March 14, 2019 District Boardroom 6:30-8:30pm
ABC USD Board Policy 6142.1(a)
SEXUAL HEALTH & HIV/AIDS PREVENTION INSTRUCTION
The ABC Unified Board of Education recognizes that the purpose of the District’s sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention instruction is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect them from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections and to encourage students to develop healthy, positive and safe relationships and behaviors.
The District’s educational program shall also promote understanding of sexuality as a normal part of human development and the development of health attitudes and behaviors concerning adolescent growth and development, body image, gender, sexual orientation, relationships, marriage, and family. The Board therefore desires to provide a well-planned sequence of instruction on comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention. (cf. 5030 – Student Wellness)
The District’s curriculum shall be based on medically accurate and factual information, and designed to teach students to make healthy choices and reduce high-risk behaviors. It shall also respect the rights of parents/guardians to supervise their children’s education on these subjects and to impart values regarding human sexuality to their children.
Annually, parents/guardians shall be notified, in the manner specified in the accompanying administrative regulation, that they may request in writing that their child be excused from participating in comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education. Students so excused by their parents/guardians shall be given an alternative educational activity. (Education Code 51240, 51938, 51939) (cf. 5022 - Student and Family Privacy Rights)
A student shall not be subject to disciplinary action, academic penalty, or other sanction if the student's parent/guardian declines to permit the student to receive the instruction. (Education Code 51939)