Comprehensive Sexual Health Education (CSHE) Information


By the 2022-23 school year, all public schools must provide comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) to all students. Parents may reserve the right to opt their child out from all lessons fully. Parents will also be able to review the curriculum prior to providing the instruction.

  • Schools must provide social-emotional learning (SEL) to students in grades K−3. There is no sexual health content required for students in grades K–3.
  • Schools must provide CSHE at least once in grades 4−5. 
  • Schools must provide CSHE at least twice in grades 6−8.

Lesson content must be consistent with Health Education K-12 Learning Standards, which provide a framework for comprehensive instruction and the provisions of the law.

CSHE curriculum is available for parents to access in PDF format arranged by grade level lessons and activities (see attachments to this article). Parents will download and/or print the materials. The lessons are scripted for parent instruction. The lessons are attached to this article. 

Opt-Out Information For Families & Teachers:

Parents who choose to refuse this instruction will notify their student's homeroom teacher. 

Teachers will document a family's decision to opt-out their student. See this article for specific instructions for teachers. 

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