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H 3435 - Amends Sex Education Curriculum - South Carolina Key Vote

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Title: Amends Sex Education Curriculum

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends sex education curriculum.

Highlights:

  • Requires a local school district to include “medically-accurate” information in their comprehensive health education programs for students in kindergarten through the 12th grade (Secs. 2-3). 
  • Defines “medically-accurate” information as information supported by peer-reviewed research that complies with accepted scientific methods, published in a public health publication or by a medical, scientific, psychological, sociological, government or public health organization (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a local school district to post on their website the title and publisher of all health education materials they have approved, adopted, and used in the classroom (Sec. 4). 
  • Requires the Department of Education to withhold 1 percent of funding allocated to a local school district if the local school district fails to file an annual report that considers the comprehensive health education programs (Sec. 4).

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