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Sex Education Bill

By: AP
By: AP

Students would not have to get a permission slipm from their parents to take sex education classes under the latest version of a bill before the Legislature.

The House voted today to change the proposal to require schools to tell parents that they have the right to pull their children out of such classes but not require their permission up front.

That would reflect the policy that most districts already have in place.

However -- the amended bill would also require schools to give parents a detailed outline of what will be taught.

State Representative Shawn Mitchell says that's an important safeguard for families.


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