IGAH - Family Life Education

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            The Buena Vista City School Board approves the inclusion of family life education (FLE) in the curriculum.  Instruction shall be organized and maintained under the FLE standards of learning objectives developed by the State Department of Education.


Community Involvement Team


            Under procedures approved by the School Board, a community involvement team shall be established. The team may include but not be limited to school administrators, teachers, parents, clergy, medical professionals and others in the community.


Instructional Materials


            All instructional materials used in family life education (FLE) must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee. No materials relating to FLE may be available for circulation to students through the school libraries or resource and media centers unless the School Board has approved these materials.


Staff Training/Grade Level Leaders -


1.         Staff Training

            The superintendent, or a designee, shall select teachers for FLE training programs sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education.


2.         Grade Level Leaders

            The superintendent, or a designee, shall appoint a FLE leader for each grade level.  The FLE leader will assist in training teachers and will work with the community involvement team.


Separate Sessions


             Portions of classes in the FLE program which deal exclusively with human sexuality may be conducted in separate sessions for boys and girls.




"Opt‑out" Procedures


            The superintendent shall develop "opt‑out" procedures for parents or guardians who do not want their children included in all or part of the FLE program.



Disabled Students


The superintendent, or a designee, shall develop a plan for including appropriate instruction in family life education in the individualized education plan (IEP) of disabled students.


Annual Review


            The FLE curriculum shall be reviewed annually.   Such review shall allow for community input.


Right of Parental Review


            A parent or guardian shall have the right to review the family life curricula, including all supplemental materials used in the program.


             A summary of the family life program designed to assist the parent in understanding the program and to encourage parental involvement in the instruction of students in family life education shall be prepared and available.


Adopted:        11/24/03




Legal Refs:           Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, sections 22.1‑207.1, 22.1‑207.2.


                                8 VAC 20-131-170.



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