The Board wants the schools to play an important role in reducing the fears about HIV/AIDS/HBV/HCV and in reducing the risk behaviors that lead to infection by educating students with current, factual information about the disease, i.e., how it attacks the body’s system and how it is (and is not) transmitted. AIDS is a deadly disease; there is no known cure. The Board believes the best course of action is to attempt to contain or to reduce the spread of the disease by creating an informed public; one that is aware of the physiological and psychological aspects of the disease.
A curriculum shall be developed cooperatively by parents, teachers, administration, local health department staff and others.
The curriculum shall present current, accurate information to help students learn infection control for preventing the spread of the HIV/AIDS/HBV/HCV-causing virus and to assist them in making decisions about protecting their health and the health of others. The curriculum shall stress the value of abstinence. Information about HIV, AIDS, HBV and HCV infections shall be included in the curriculum.
The Board-adopted curriculum will be reviewed and updated biennially.
The age-appropriate curriculum shall be taught annually in grades K-12.
The district will designate a staff person to facilitate communication between the Mental Health and Addiction Services, Oregon Health Services, Oregon Department of Education and teaching staff regarding this program.
The district shall develop procedures for parent notification, exemption and alternative credit.
ORS 336.035 (2)
ORS 336.455 - 336.475
IGAI - Human Sexuality Education
IGBHD - Program Exemptions