LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD THINKS SEX-ED NEEDS TO BE UP-TO-DATE 8/10/2018 10:41:26 AM
Teachers and school boards across the province still don't have a clear picture about what is happening to the sex-ed curriculum.
Many school boards have said that they will be teaching kids about gender identity, sexual consent and online behavior in the upcoming year.
Lisa Walsh is the Director of Education at the Avon Maitland District School Board and says that she agrees with her Bluewater Distrcit counterpart Alana Murray in that kids need to be taught an updated curriculum
Walsh says that parents who are uncomfortable with the curriculum can contact the school board and make a request that their child be exempted from the lesson.
She adds that while they do have ways of fighting back against any rule changes, if the government mandated a return to the 1998 curriculum, they would have to teach it.