Worcester Public Schools implementing ‘age-appropriate’ sexual health education curriculum

WORCESTER, Mass. — Worcester Public Schools will be implementing an “evidence-informed sexual health education curriculum” for students, according to a phone message sent out by the city’s superintendent. That curriculum will be “implemented in an age-appropriate manner.”

The program is called ‘Advocates for Youth’s Rights, Respect, Responsibility,’ and will be administered by “trained Health teachers, according to the National Sex Education Standards and the Massachusetts Health Education Frameworks.”

Caregivers can opt their students out of the lessons but must fill out the necessary paperwork by September 10. Those who wish to do so after that date will have to opt-out directly with their school’s principal.

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