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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill requires the State Board of Education to offer training to parents regarding
11 health education, including human sexuality, for their children.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . requires the State Board of Education to develop and offer training to parents with
15 information on health education and human sexuality; and
16 . requires the State Board of Education to:
17 . develop a training curriculum, including materials parents may use to educate
18 their children; and
19 . report on the program to the Education Interim Committee.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 53A-15-1301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 53A-15-1301 is enacted to read:
31 53A-15-1301. Parent education -- Health education and human sexuality.
32 (1) (a) "Board" means the State Board of Education.
33 (b) "Parent health education training program" means the training program described in
34 Subsection (2) developed by the board.
35 (2) The board shall develop a parent health education training program for parents of
36 minors, including training curricula and instructional materials, to instruct parents how to
37 educate their children on health education, including instruction on human sexuality.
38 (3) The curricula and instructional materials for the parent health education training
39 program shall:
40 (a) include information on health education and human sexuality; and
41 (b) be consistent with the instructional requirements of Section 53A-13-101 .
42 (4) The parent health education training program shall:
43 (a) be offered at no cost to parents; and
44 (b) be available to parents online.
45 (5) The board shall provide to parents at no cost, home instructional materials that:
46 (a) will assist a parent in teaching the parent's child health education at home, including
47 human sexuality; and
48 (b) will be:
49 (i) accessible by a parent online; or
50 (ii) provided to a parent, upon request, by a school district.
51 (6) (a) A school district shall have copies of the home instructional materials described
52 in Subsection (5) available at the school district's office for a parent of a public school student
53 to pick up, upon request.
54 (b) At least twice each school year, a school district or charter school shall provide
55 notice to parents within the school district or charter school that the home instructional
56 materials described in Subsection (5) are available to parents online and, upon request, at the
57 school district office.
58 (c) A school district shall:
59 (i) track the number of copies of the home instructional materials distributed to parents
60 each school year; and
61 (ii) report the number of copies to the board as required by board rule.
62 (7) The board shall report to the Legislature's Education Interim Committee, by the
63 November 2013 meeting, on the progress of the development of the parent health education
64 training program.
65 (8) The board shall report to the Legislature's Education Interim Committee by the
66 November 2014 meeting on:
67 (a) the progress of the implementation of the parent health education training program;
68 (b) the number of parents accessing online the home instructional materials described
69 in Subsection (5); and
70 (c) the number of copies of home instructional materials described in Subsection (5)
71 provided to parents by school districts.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-3-12 7:03 AM