News Alerts Subscribe. Schools should be responsible for educating all students about keeping themselves healthy. They leave with hopes of a good time and maybe getting lucky.
Longtime education advocate and Gilbert schools governing-board member Jill Humpherys says she can't remember anyone in the community having a problem with the Choosing the Best curriculum. Presenting medically accurate and age-appropriate information does not indoctrinate or sexualize children — it simply helps them make healthy decisions, no matter who they are.
Annual parent information meetings every year before instruction starts. The other common choice Arizona schools make is to implement an abstinence-only curriculum. Find the state's full sex education rules here.
Parents, according to state law, have the right to opt their child into the sex ed program if their district or charter school offers one, but the instruction is not required. Finding reliable sex education resources that specifically speak to your needs can be a daunting task.
While Tempe school officials have debated how to teach sex education since January, Gilbert Public Schools has had little to no controversy over an abstinence-education curriculum adopted more than a decade ago.
Curricula: Books and materials come from Choosing the Best. Focus is on abstinence, medically correct information about human sexuality and prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. The s were a decade of dramatic social and political changes, many of them catalyzed by the shock of assassinations or the dawn of culture-changing technology like the birth control pill.