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Administrative Procedure 206

Human Sexuality

Background

Preamble:

 

The Human Sexuality components of provincial curriculum shall be taught in Wild Rose School Division , subject to the following administrative procedures:

Procedures

Procedures:

 

1.   Prior to offering any part of the Human Sexuality component to students, Principals shall provide parents an opportunity to become familiar with the curriculum and resources to be used.

 

2.   Parents shall be given the choice as to whether or not to have their children participate in the program. (AP 205 Controversial Issues and AP 205.1 Notice form under Section 11.1 Alberta Human Rights Act).

 

3.   Suitable educational alternatives shall be provided for those children who do not participate.

 

4.   The selection of the teacher for this strand should be done with sensitivity.

 

5.   The use of community resource personnel (e.g. Health Unit) trained or knowledgeable in this area is encouraged.

 

6.   Any changes or additions to the approved Human Sexuality strand must receive written approval from the Superintendent or designate.

 

 

Reviewed:               October, 2011

Next Review by:      October, 2016

References

Legislative References:

 

School Act Section 39, 60, 61, 113

Alberta Bill of Rights

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom

Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12

Alberta Human Rights Act

Ministerial Directive 4.1.2 – Human Sexuality Education

 

Board Policy:

 

Policy 11 Delegation

 

Cross References:

 

AP 205 Controversial Issues

AP 205-1 Notice Form under Section11.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act

AP 280 Program Evaluation

AP 380 Appeals Concerning Students