State Sex Ed Standards Not Enough For Lawrence School District

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LAWRENCE, Kan. –(AP) Sex education within the Lawrence School District is getting an overhaul.

The Lawrence School District will begin using national sexuality education standards in all of its school this year.

District employee, Sarah Oatsvall says the national sexuality education standards are more comprehensive than what the state requires.

The Lawrence Journal World reports the national standards include more information than the Kansas Standards about birth control and sexual orientation.

Parents within the school district are allowed to "opt out" if they don't want their children to participate in the curriculum.

The goal of the standards is to improve the students' self-image, promote good behaviors and help students make good decisions.