BHSD 4-2 File: IGAH
Family Life/Sex Education
The Bon Homme School Board believes that the purpose of family life and sex education is to help students acquire factual knowledge, attitudes, and values that will result in behavior that contributes to the well-being of the individual, family, and society.
Helping students attain a mature and responsible attitude toward human sexuality is a continuous task of every generation. Parents/guardians have the prime responsibility to assist their children in developing moral values. The Bon Homme School District should support and supplement parent/guardian efforts to these areas by offering students factual information and opportunities to discuss concerns, issues, and attitudes inherent in family life and sexual behavior including traditional moral values. The Bon Homme School District supports an "abstinence" based curriculum for teaching family life/sex education within the local curriculum.
In addition to the requirements listed below, the customary practices and regulations concerning the approval of new curriculum content, units, and materials will apply to any course(s) dealing with family life and sex education offered by the Bon Homme School District:
1. Instructional materials to be used in family life/sex education will be available for review by the parent/guardian during school hours.
2. If, after review of materials used and a conference with the instructor and principal, a parent requests that his/her child not participate in a given aspect of the course, an alternate educational assignment will be arranged for the student with the approval of the principal
3. Teachers who provide instruction in family life/sex education will have professional preparation in the subject area which may include: pre-service, workshops, and in-service education.
Adopted: July 13, 1998
Revised: July 12, 2010
Legal References: SDCL 13-33-6.1
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