Sex ed in schools: Is abstinence enough?

Parents of children enrolled in the Rankin County School District most likely will get a permission form in the mail at the start of the academic year asking whether they want their children taught sex education.

That district’s school board voted April 11 to adopt the abstinence-only policy and seventh- and eighth-graders will be taught that.

The permission slip will be included with other usual forms, like media releases, said Heather Burch, director of curriculum and instruction.

Clarion Ledger
5/29/12