Colorado school board calls for sex-education law inquiry
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado school board is calling for an investigation into the state’s sexual-education law, saying a recent update overrides the authority of local school districts.
The Gazette reported Wednesday that the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 board in Monument has called on the Colorado Association of School Boards to investigate.
The board’s resolution characterizes a new bill as a violation of the state constitution.
An association representative says it will consider the request, but no discussions have been held.
A 2013 state law says schools can choose whether to teach sex education.
Yet an update to Colorado’s K-12 curriculum says schools teaching sex education must include specific material, while banning an abstinence-only approach.
Required topics include consent, sexually transmitted disease prevention, same-sex relationships, and abortion among other pregnancy options.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com