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School District Sued Over Sex Ed. Program

| Filed under: Legal MattersTeensHealthSchool

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Two parents and a coalition of groups have filed a lawsuit over the district's sex education program citing their failure to provide students with information about condoms and contraception.

This is the first time a lawsuit such as this has been filed since the passage of a 2003 law that requires schools to provide sexual health educations that are comprehensive and medically accurate.

Here's what a source said:

"The sex ed in Clovis high schools violates state law and gives inaccurate, biased information to students. Schools should teach teens about building healthy relationships, the benefits of delaying sexual activity, and accurate information about condoms and birth control. That's what state law requires and that's what meets the needs of teens."

The lawsuit is against the Clovis Unified School District and the plaintiffs are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, also known as the ACLU.

Here's what one plaintiff said:

"Our kids need complete, accurate information to help them protect themselves against STDs and unintended pregnancy. That's information they'll need at whatever point in their life they become sexually active."

We certainly think so!

And what do the school district members have to say for themselves?

Here's what they said:

"It appears from an initial review that the concern raised in this lawsuit stems from a question of differing interpretations of the depth and breadth of a school district's obligation to cover detailed sexual content in its family life-sex education materials."

Either way this lawsuit turns out - we hope the end result is in the best interests of the children!!!

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