7310 R1 - Procedures for AIDS Prevention Education



The AIDS prevention education program shall consist of the model curricula and other resources available from the Superintendent of Public Instruction which is reviewed for medical accuracy by the State Office of AIDS, Department of Social and Health Services.

1. The district will use the most current, medically accurate model AIDS prevention education curriculum materials made available by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

2. If the district chooses to use AIDS prevention curricula developed by the district, the district shall submit, to the Office on AIDS within the Department of Social and Health Services for review and approval, a copy of its curricula and an affidavit of medical accuracy stating that the material in the district-developed curricula has been compared to the model curricula for medical accuracy and that in the opinion of the district, the district-developed materials are medically accurate.

3. The district curriculum for AIDS prevention education shall stress to students the life-threatening dangers of contracting AIDS, and teach the behaviors that place a person dangerously at risk of infection with the human immunodeficiency (HIV) virus, and methods to avoid such risk.

a. The program shall stress that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain means for preventing the spread or contraction of the AIDS virus through sexual contact.

b. The program shall teach that condoms and other artificial means of birth control are not a certain means of preventing the spread of the AIDS virus and that reliance on condoms puts a person at risk for exposure to the disease.

c. The program shall teach the dangers of drug abuse, especially that involving the use of hypodermic needles.

4. At least one presentation for the parents and guardians of students concerning the curricula and materials that will be used for AIDS prevention education in the classroom will be conducted annually in the district.

a. The presentation(s) must occur on week-end and evening hours.

b. The presentation(s) must occur at least one month prior to teaching AIDS prevention education in any classroom.

c. Parents or guardians shall be notified by the district of the presentation and that the curricula and materials will be available for inspection.

5. No student will be required to participate in AIDS prevention education if the student's parent or guardian, having reviewed the material, objects in writing to the participation.

6. AIDS prevention education shall be a part of the district comprehensive health education program for grades 5-12. Students in grades 5-12 shall have the opportunity to receive the AIDS prevention program yearly. Each school will determine the specific course in which the AIDS curriculum is taught. The content within these classes shall be taught in accordance with these regulations.

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