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CHoosing And Maintaining Effective Programs for Sex Education in Schools

Understanding Texas Laws

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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.