Lompoc Unified School District is holding off on plans to start using a new state-mandated sex education course.
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 be 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.
The district says the board decided Tuesday night to put the program on hold at least temporarily.