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  • ALL High School Science Classes at West Boca Raton will be teaching Human Growth & Development within the next few weeks.  Please read this for further information:

    The School District of Palm Beach County supports the comprehensive sexuality education model whereby sexual abstinence is promoted [per FL State Statute 1003.42(2)(n) and 1003.46)] as the most effective protection against unplanned pregnancies and STIs, including HIV/AIDS. In addition, comprehensive sexual education also recognizes the realities of sexuality and behavior among adolescents and addresses issues relating to contraception and STI prevention, including HIV/AIDS prevention. This approach has been shown in the research to be the most effective approach to sexuality education. In addition, all curriculum aligns with state mandates and course standards for teaching sexual health education that is evidence-based, medically accurate, and age-appropriate.

    Parents are able to exempt their child(ren) from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS (per FL State Statute 1003.42(3) and 1003.46). The School District of Palm Beach County's parent(s) and/or caregiver(s) who wish to exempt their child(ren) from participating in reproductive health and disease instruction, including instruction relating to HIV/AIDS, can make a written request to their child's school principal. Visit your child's school's website for principal contact information. A Human Growth and Development Study Exemption Form (Form 2140) will also be sent home prior to instruction.

    This curriculum will be taught through your Child's Science Teacher.  Please see attached links for Opt Out Form:  Parents - please print out the form and return to your child's Science Teacher.  If you would like a hard copy, please email your child's science teacher and we will provide it to your child.

     You are welcome, and encouraged, to review the curriculum and the supporting instructional materials at your child's school or on the District's website at: 

    Palm Beach County School District Website - Human Growth & Development. We recommend that you discuss these materials at home.