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AB 230 - Amends State Sex Education Curriculum - Nevada Key Vote

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Title: Amends State Sex Education Curriculum

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the state sex education curriculum guidelines, effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:

  • Requires the board of trustees of each school district to establish a factual, age-appropriate sexual education course that includes, but is not limited to the following topics (Sec. 1):
    • The human reproductive system;
    • Sexually transmitted diseases;
    • Domestic violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking;
    • Development of skills necessary to promote sexual responsibility;
    • Methods of contraception;
    • Abstinence;
    • Counseling, legal, and medical services;
    • Effects of alcohol and drug use on judgement;
    • Data to counteract “misinformation” from peer pressure or media; and
    • State and federal laws related to consent.
  • Requires the school district to notify parents that the sexual education course will be offered, which includes a form for the parent to opt the student out of the course (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that a sexual education course may be taught only by the following individuals whose qualifications have been previously approved by the board of trustees (Sec. 1): 
    • A teacher;
    • A professional educator;
    • A nurse; or
    • A provider of healthcare.

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