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Lompoc Unified puts sex education program on hold

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Lompoc Unified School District is holding off on plans to start using a new state-mandated sex education course, at least for some students.

The school board held a meeting Tuesday night, which parents say got heated.

The district held a series of open house events for parents to look through the sex education material earlier this month.

The program is mandated by California's Healthy Youth Act, which took effect in 2016.  It would have been offered to students in 5th, 7th, and 9th grades.  The lessons touch on birth control, consent, HIV prevention, gender identity, and gender orientation.  This would have been the first time the new curriculum was used in the school district.

In a post on Facebook, the district said it "decided to rescind its decision to provide District fifth grade students with curriculum that teaches students about the topic of sexual health. The California Healthy Youth Act 2016 requires that school districts provide comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education once in middle school and once in high school, but earlier grade levels is at the District's discretion. We value the recent parental input about this subject. The District is committed to working together to ensure our students receive a quality education."

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