In order to better educate and meet the growing awareness of today's youth, School Boards have been granted the discretion, if so desired, of conducting classes in subject matter designated as sex education.  Said subject matter shall be integrated into an existing course of study in grades seven through twelve.  When offered, such instruction shall be offered to non-graded special education students at age appropriate levels.  Whenever instruction in sex education is offered by a school, such instruction shall be available also to any student in such school regardless of the student's grade level who is pregnant or who is a mother or father.


No religious beliefs, values, customs, practices in human sexuality nor the subjective moral and ethical judgment of any person shall be included in the study of sex education.  Students shall not be tested, quizzed, or surveyed about their personal or family beliefs or practices in sex, morality, or religion.


All instructional materials used during the course of study of sex education shall be submitted to and approved by the Plaquemines Parish School Board and by a parental review committee, whose membership shall be determined by the Board.


Any child may be excused from receiving instruction in sex education at the option and discretion of his/her parent or guardian.


Adopted:  November 1, 2010



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยง17:281


Plaquemines Parish School Board