Understanding Texas Laws
What is the purpose of this tool?
This Facts & Tips Sheet provides information on Texas Law regarding sexual health education (called “human sexuality instruction” in the education code).
This handout includes the original code in full as well as a breakdown of key points within the law. It answers common questions such as:
- What are schools allowed to teach regarding sexual health?
- Can information on condoms and contraception be included?
- What is required for parent notification?
Who should receive this tool?
It’s important that SHAC members familiarize themselves with this document prior to selecting an evidence-based program. District personnel (e.g. teachers, health education administrators, and curriculum coordinators), parents, and other community members may also be interested in this information.