Gooding Joint School District No. 231
Health Enhancement Education
Health, family life, and sex education, including information about parts of the body, reproduction, and related topics, shall be included in the instructional program as appropriate to the grade level and course of study. The instructional approach shall be developed after consultation with parents and other community representatives. Parents may ask to review the materials to be used and may request that their child be excluded from sex education class sessions without prejudice.
The Board believes that HIV/AIDS instruction is most effective when integrated into a comprehensive health education program. Instruction shall be developmentally appropriate to the grade level of the students and shall occur in a systematic manner. The Board particularly desires that students receive proper education about HIV before they reach the age when they may adopt behaviors that put them at risk of contracting the disease.
In order for education about HIV to be most effective, the Superintendent shall require that faculty members who present this instruction receive continuing in-service training that includes appropriate teaching strategies and techniques. Other staff members not involved in direct instruction but who have contact with students shall receive basic information about HIV/AIDS and instruction in the use of universal precautions when dealing with body fluids.
In accordance with Board policy, parents shall have an opportunity to review the HIV education program before it is presented to students.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Education
Students shall receive education regarding the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. The Superintendent, or designee, shall develop curriculum for use in health education that provides instruction to students in the areas of prevention, education, treatment, rehabilitation, and legal consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-1605 Health and Physical Fitness – Effects of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Stimulants, and Narcotics
I.C. § 33-1608 et seq. Family life and sex education – Legislative policy IDAPA 08.02.03.450 Health Standards
Cross Reference: 2315
Policy History: Adopted on: 5/8/12 Revised on: Reviewed on: 1/19/21
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