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Policies and Standards

Policies and Standards

According to the Colorado Department of Education, statute CRS 22-1-110.5, human sexuality education must maintain standards that are based on scientific research and:

  • Encourage family involvement and communication;
  • Emphasize abstinence and teach that sexual abstinence is the only certain way and most effective way to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and infections;
  • Help students develop skills for making responsible and healthy choices;
  • Include discussion of how alcohol and drug use impairs responsible and healthy decision making;
  • Be age appropriate, culturally sensitive, and medically accurate;
  • Include the health benefits and potential side effects of using contraceptives and barrier methods to prevent pregnancy;
  • Promote character education.


Click here to see how WeldWAITS Aligns with House Bill 1292:
WeldWAITS Fits the Bill!

 

Click here to see how WeldWAITS lessons align with the Colorado State Health Education Standards:  Alignment with Colorado State Health Ed Standards