Reproductive Health and Disease Education
As required by Florida Statute 1003.42, Reproductive Health and Disease Education is taught as part of a Comprehensive Health Education Program. The instructional materials approved by the School Board are aligned to Florida Standards, State Statutes, and School Board Policy.
Per s.1002.20, F.S. and 1003.42, F.S., a public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS. The school district must provide a link for a student’s parent to access and review the instructional materials used to teach the curriculum. In addition, all instructional materials used to teach reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, development, and treatment, must be annually approved by a district school board in an open, noticed public meeting.
The following instructional materials are school board approved:
Reproductive Health and Disease Education Instructional Materials
The following forms provide instructions for a parent to make a written request to the school principal to exempt their child from the teaching of this curriculum:
Reproductive Health and Disease Education Exemption Forms