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SIMI VALLEY : Sex Education Texts Available for Review

October 07, 1994|TRACY WILSON

The Simi Valley Unified School District is making copies of the new sex education texts available to the public before the course materials are reviewed by the school board on Oct. 18.

The school board adopted the district's family life and birth control curriculum in February in the middle of a community debate over whether schools should only teach abstinence.

A committee of teachers and nurses worked during the summer to develop the course materials, which would be used by seventh- and 10th-grade teachers for their sex education classes.

"We made a commitment that we would be very open every step of the way with this new curriculum," said Assistant Supt. Susan C. Parks. "We are previewing it in the office and allowing people to check it out for a short period of time."

Ten copies of the each of the texts, "Human Sexuality: Values and Choices" and "Teen Sexual Behavior: A Leader's Resource of Practical Strategies with Youth," will be available at the district office, 875 E. Cochran St.

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