Backers Of Kansas Sex Ed Bill Seek Parental Control

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Supporters of Kansas legislation requiring parental consent for students to receive sex education in public schools say it would force parents to become more active participants in the subject matter.

The bill heard Tuesday by the House Education Committee would make the consent requirement a statewide police. Currently, each district decides whether parents must agree to have their children take sex education.

The measure was drafted in response to a January incident in Johnson County's Shawnee Mission district. A suggestive poster used in sex education classes was posted on a classroom door in view of students not authorized by their parents to receive sex education.

Legislators say a statewide policy should override local school board decisions.

Posted By: Nick Viviani


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 246062851 - wibw.com/a?a=246062851