Comprehensive Sexual Health Education
In accordance with the requirements of the State of Oregon (OAR 581-022-1440) and School Board Policy (IGAI), the Ashland School District School board has adopted a Comprehensive Sexuality Education Program. Curriculum for each grade level, textbooks, and other materials to be used with the sexual health unit have gone through a process that includes parent and community input and final adoption by the school board.
The sexual health unit is designed to support parent/guardians as they educate their children. The instruction emphasizes abstinence, but not to the exclusion of a contraception skills-based education. The human sexuality information provided is comprehensive, complete, balanced, medically accurate, age-appropriate, not fear or shame-based, and inclusive. The Oregon Department of Education has developed specific content standards adopted by the State School Board for each grade-level.
Check with your child's school or teacher for lesson schedules.
Sexual Health Education Resources
More information regarding Oregon's adopted sexuality education standards can be found here:
ODE Sexual Health Education Resources Website
If you wish to excuse your child from one or more health components after reviewing the curriculum, submit the appropriate grade level letter to your school. Should you have any questions, please contact your school principal.