Family life education. Makes the implementation of family life education (FLE) programs and the adoption of any Board of Education standards of learning and curriculum guidelines for FLE programs the option of local school boards. Parental consent would be required for pupils under age 18 to participate in (“opt in”) the FLE program.
Currently, pursuant to the Standards of Accreditation (SOA), FLE is a statewide, required program for grades K through 12, dependent upon state appropriation. Standards of Learning guidelines define the parameters for age-appropriate instruction emphasizing family living and community relationships, human sexuality and reproduction, and the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases. Under the SOA, local school boards have the option of implementing the Board's approved FLE program or a program developed locally. Now, the Board's approved program and any locally developed program must include an "opt-out" procedure for parents who wish to excuse their children from all or any part of the FLE program.Full text:
01/23/95 Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD6679812 pdf
01/23/95 Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD6679812
01/23/95 Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/95 Senate: Left in Education and Health