Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 22.1-207.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 22.1-207.1. Family life education.
The Board of Education shall develop by December 1, 1987,
standards of learning and curriculum guidelines for a comprehensive, sequential
family life education curriculum in grades K through 12. Such curriculum
guidelines shall include instruction as appropriate for the age of the student
in family living and community relationships; the [
All such instruction shall be designed to promote parental involvement, foster positive self concepts and provide mechanisms for coping with peer pressure and the stresses of modern living according to the students' developmental stages and abilities. The Board shall also establish requirements for appropriate training for teachers of family life education, which shall include training in instructional elements to support the various curriculum components.
For the purposes of this section, "abstinence education" means an educational or motivational component which has as its exclusive purpose teaching the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by teenagers' abstaining from sexual activity before marriage.