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Atascadero USD |  BP  6142.1  Instruction

Family Life/Health Education   

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The Board of Trustees believes that a wholesome, well-planned sequence of instruction about family life and human health is essential to the general education of all students.

Lack of information or pervasive misinformation can cause low self esteem, increased risk for sexually transmitted disease and school dropout. The District curriculum shall help students understand the biological, psychological, social, moral and ethical aspects of human health.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

48980 Notice at beginning of term

51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety

51240 Excuse from health instruction and family life and sex education due to religious beliefs

51550 Sex education courses

51553 Sex education

51820 Venereal disease instruction; written notification to parent; inspection of instructional material; consensual pupil participation

PENAL CODE

243.4 Sexual battery

261.5 Unlawful sexual intercourse

Management Resources:

CDE PUBLICATIONS

Family Life/Sex Education Guidelines, California State Department of Education, 1987

WEB SITES

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Department of Health Services: http://www.dhs.ca.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.hkresources.org

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 7, 2000 Atascadero, California