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Waitsburg School District approves CSHE curriculum

SB 5395 requires public schools to offer comprehensive sexual health education, with requirements being implemented as early as 2021.

WAITSBURG—A committee consisting of parents and teachers has spent the past few months exploring comprehensive health education after Washington voters passed Senate Bill 5395 in 2020.

The bill, which went into effect on December 3, 2020, requires that Washington public schools provide comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) by the 2022-2023 school year. Early requirements, including consultations with parents and guardians, local communities, and the Washington State School Directors Association about CSHE, went into effect in 2021.

The bill was initially met with pushback by groups of c...


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