Policy Code: IFA

Adoption Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

HUMAN SEXUALITY CURRICULUM

Utah Code 53A-13-101 and Administrative Rule R277-474 place the following specific requirements on instructors and curriculum in any class that provides instruction in human reproduction, reproductive anatomy, physiology, pregnancy, marriage, childbirth, parenthood, contraception, or HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

The Iron County School District requires the following, as well as compliance with all parts of Utah Code 53A-13-101 and Administrative Rule R277-474.

Parent Permission

Prior to any student participating in human sexuality instruction, the school must have on file a completed parent notification form indicating that the student’s parent or guardian authorizes the student to participate.

Health & Human Sexuality Guidelines

The following may not be taught in Iron County School District schools:

  1. The intricacies of intercourse, sexual stimulation, or erotic behavior.
  2. The advocacy of premarital or extramarital sexual activity.
  3. The advocacy or encouragement of the use of contraceptive methods or devices.
  4. The advocacy of sexual activity outside of marriage.
Instructional Staff Training and In-service

In their first year of service or assignment, all newly hired or newly assigned staff who have responsibility for any aspect of human sexuality instruction in the Iron County School District will participate in a state sponsored in-service outlining the human sexuality curriculum and the criteria for human sexuality instruction in any course offered in the Iron County School District. Once every three years all Iron County School District staff who have responsibility for any aspect of human sexuality instruction shall participate in a state sponsored in-service outlining the human sexuality curriculum and the criteria for human sexuality instruction.

Human Sexuality Resources and Instructional Materials

The Iron County School District adopts, for use in its schools, the human sexuality materials recommended by the Utah State Office of Education. All human sexuality instruction in the Iron County School District shall make use of those instructional materials. All outside resources, including guest speakers, will comply with the guidelines for teaching human sexuality as set forth by the Iron County School District, Utah Code and Administrative Rule.