Legislation that passed the General Assembly last year gives Hoosier parents more say over sex education in public schools.
The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Board of Trustees brought its own policy in line with that change.
Families must now be notified about a month prior to sexual education, and families have to give approval before their child can participate.
“Parents also have the right to preview the material beforehand. So, anybody after they receive this information that wants to see the instruction materials that will be used can make that request.”
At EVSC high schools, the curriculum is taught during a one-semester health class, while in middle schools, it’s covered in a short time along with gym class.
Indiana Public Schools use an abstinence-based sex education program.
(This story was originally published on February 25 2019)