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Sonoma County Sexual Health Education Petition

Phyllida Burlingame
Phyllida Burlingame
16 Signatures Goal: 100

Sex education and HIV/AIDS prevention education in all Sonoma County public schools should be medically accurate and comprehensive, as mandated by California law. Our students need and deserve accurate, effective sexual health education. Yet many Sonoma County students are being denied important information that they need to know. Even worse, some are being taught misleading and biased information.

As Sonoma County parents, students, and community members, we call upon our school districts to ensure that all sex education and HIV/AIDS prevention education meets the requirements of California law. Districts should:

1) Update school board policies to reflect current law;

2) Remove any elements of sex education that violate the law, such as instruction by the abstinence-only provider Free To Be;

3) Adopt new comprehensive, science-based curricula.

By taking these steps, Sonoma County districts will provide students with the sexual health instruction that they need and the law requires.

Sponsor

Bay Area Communities for Health Education

Links

Information on California's requirements for sex education and HIV/AIDS prevention education can be found on the California Department of Education web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/se/

Comment

15

Signatures

  • 5 years ago
    Beth Woodruff
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Robert Edmonds
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Martin McReynolds
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Dr Alicia Cohen
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Colleen Harrison
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Nicole Mohlman, MD, MPH
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Susan K. Gefvert
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Richard Addison
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Rebecca Katz, MD
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Panna Lossy, MD
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Grace Kim, FNP
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    Alexandra Kelner
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    D'Ann Moore
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    jane krensky
    5 years ago
  • 5 years ago
    sophie k
    5 years ago