Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

2414 - REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING

These guidelines have been developed to assist staff in implementing the Corporation's program for sex education and AIDS education. The term sex education will include instruction related to reproductive health and family planning, human sexuality, emotional, physical, psychological, hygienic, economic, and social aspects of family life, venereal diseases, and noncasual-contact communicable diseases such as AIDS.

A Confirmation Checklist has been prepared, based on appropriate sex education guidelines, and is designed to ensure that the program is implemented properly and minimizes concern by parents or other interested parties.

Each principal should use the Checklist in working with the school staff at the beginning of each school year. Once the program has been started, a copy of the completed confirmation should be sent to the Superintendent's office by no later than the first program day and the original should be maintained in the school office.

In the event of a complaint about the program, the person or party should be made aware of the Board's complaint procedure described in Policy 9130. This policy is available at both the Superintendent's office and the office of each school. Any such complaint is most likely to concern the program itself or its implementation rather than the particular person teaching the program. Therefore, as the policy indicates, the complaint is to be handled by the school's principal and not by a teacher. Be sure the complainant receives a copy of the procedure either through the mail or by coming to the office. Complaints that originate at the central office are to be handled in the same manner.

Although a student may be excused from classes but not the course, no student is to be excused from a lesson or activity unless and until the parent has come to the school, reviewed the program lessons and materials, and filed a complaint in accordance with Policy 9130. The principal is to make sure the materials are available and that any complaint is focused on a particular topic or type of activity rather than on general reactions.

© Neola 2011