Wis. Stat. § 118.019:The purpose of this section is to foster a partnership between parents of pupils attending schools in the school district and the schools in the school district to promote the optimal health and well-being of the pupils.
A school board may provide an instructional program in human growth and development in grades kindergarten through 12. The program shall be medically accurate and age-appropriate and provide medically accurate information about HPV and HIV.
Thirty states and the District of Columbia require public schools teach sex education, 28 of which mandate both sex education and HIV education.
Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia require students receive instruction about HIV.
Twenty-two states require that if provided, sex and/or HIV education must be medically, factually or technically accurate. State definitions of “medically accurate" vary, from requiring that the department of health review curriculum for accuracy, to mandating that curriculum be based on information from “published authorities upon which medical professionals rely.” (See table on medically accuracy laws.)
Many states define parents’ rights concerning sexual education:
Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia require school districts to notify parents that sexual or HIV education will be provided.
Five states require parental consent before a child can receive instruction.
Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia allow parents to opt-out on behalf of their children.
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