The Clark County School Board unanimously approved several changes on Thursday evening to its abstinence-based sex education curriculum for the upcoming school year.
Seven people were appointed to its sex education advisory committee during the meeting at the Las Vegas Academy of Arts.
The board agreed to update fact sheets about sexually transmitted infections with information from the Center for Disease Control. The source was not included on the materials for middle and high school students. That’s because the CDC asked for its name to be removed if its website wasn’t listed, trustees said.
The board also approved lesson plans on how to get birth control, starting in eighth grade.
Middle and high school students will receive education aimed at preventing sexual violence, including information about setting personal limits, statutory rape and age of consent.
The board updated the district’s guide for developing K-12 sex education and revised the advisory committee’s procedures manual.
The seven people appointed to serve the 11-member group on Thursday include a student, two medical professionals, a religious leader and three parents. The two students on the committee do not vote on recommendations to the board. There was talk during the meeting of changing that in the future.
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