Clayton’s school district has announced plans to scrap its mandatory sex education classes and make sure that students don’t have to learn about their bodies in the first place.
The district is changing the way it teaches sex ed in the hopes that it will make it less effective and more effective at teaching safe sex.
According to a news release from the district, the curriculum will be replaced with a one-on-one learning experience with a partner.
The school district is also creating a curriculum for students ages 11 to 15 and a peer-led learning group to facilitate discussions about sexual health and consent.
Teachers will also be given the opportunity to teach students the basics of safe sex without needing to teach them about their own bodies.
This will allow them to work with their peers and parents on safe sex and sexual health, the release said.
It is unclear if the changes will be implemented immediately or if the district will be able to adjust the curriculum and curriculum learning until it is ready for schools to resume classes in March.
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