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2414 - REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING
The Board of Education directs that students receive instruction in reproductive health and family planning. "Reproductive Health" shall be defined as that state of an individual's well-being which involves the reproductive system and its physiological, psychological, and endocrinological functions.
In addition, students are to be provided instruction in the recognition, prevention, and treatment of noncasual-contact communicable diseases such as venereal diseases, HBV, and HIV; and the use of abstinence from sex as a responsible method for restriction and prevention of noncasual-contact communicable disease and as a positive life-style for unmarried young people.
The Board accepts as policy the guidelines entitled "Sex Education Guidelines including Reproductive Health and Family Planning" established by the Michigan Department of Education. A copy shall be available for inspection in the Board office.
Each person who teaches K to 12 students about human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome shall have training in human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome education for young people. Licensed health care professionals who have received training on human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome are exempt from this requirement.
A Sex Education Advisory Board (AG 2414) shall be established, in order to ensure the effective participation of parents and community groups in the design and implementation of this program area.
Teacher consultants to the District will meet preparatory criteria established by the State guidelines before participating in sex education instructional activities.
The District shall notify the parents, in advance of the instruction and about the content of the instruction, give the parents an opportunity, prior to instruction, to review the materials to be used (other than tests), as well as the opportunity to observe the instruction, and advise the parents of their right to have their child excused from the instruction.
The Superintendent shall prepare regulations to implement these recommended guidelines which are to include at least two (2) public hearings on any revisions to any of the curricula described above. The hearings shall be held at least one (1) week apart and public notice of the hearings shall be given and conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.
A.C. Rule 388.273 et seq.
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