Parental rights and faith-based organizations from around California will be gathering at the state capitol next week to support a bill that prevents elementary schools from hiding comprehensive sex education lessons from parents.
Senator Mike Morrell authored SB 673 after hearing that some schools were disrespecting parental rights by making it very difficult for parents to review the actual sex-ed curriculum being used in elementary classes.
A rally on the capitol steps and a hearing before the Senate Education Committee are scheduled for SB 673 Wednesday, January 15.
“Parents have the right to know what lessons are being covered in the classroom,” said Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga).
“We want them to be engaged and involved in the education of their children. This sensitive material needs to be transparent.”
SB 673 has three main provisions:
It requires school districts that teach elementary-age comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention to put that curriculum online for easy and convenient parental review.
It restores the right of parents of elementary-age students (TK-6th grade) to opt their children into comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education courses, rather than passively opt their children out.
It requires comprehensive sexual health and HIV lessons to be age-appropriate and medically accurate, as is required of middle school and high school curricula.
The above comes from a Jan. 8 release from Press Califonria.
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