Parents petition San Diego Unified to suspend sexual education program

Posted at 7:51 AM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 22:17:34-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A group of parents will petition the San Diego Unified School District to suspend their new Sexual Health Education program.

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The parents against the program said they believe some of its lessons are "too much, too soon" for kids in 6th grade, some of whom could be as young as 10 years old.

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A petition argues that the lessons encourage early sexual experimentation and goes well beyond new California state laws about sex ed.

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The district started the new curriculum, which is taught in 6th grade, 8th grade and in high school this past October. They chose a curriculum from "Advocates for Youth," a nationally accredited and recognized sexual health group. District representatives say it's age appropriate and presented in the best interests of the students.

The parents will present their petition at the district's school board meeting Tuesday night.