Reproductive Health and Disease Education Notice
Santa Rosa County District Schools’ Reproductive Health and Disease Education opt-out process, in compliance with Florida Statute F.S. 1003.42(3), allows parents, through written request to the school principal, to choose for their child to be exempt from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, development, and treatment.
Santa Rosa County District Schools is identifying courses and examining materials that are used for reproductive health and disease instruction. HB545 requires these materials be annually approved. We will be recommending these materials to the Board of Education for approval on January 18, 2022, (pending Board approval at the November 16 Reorganization meeting), following a public hearing.
Florida HB545 acknowledges a parent’s right to review the instructional materials related to reproductive health and disease and submit a written exemption from the teaching of reproductive health and disease instruction.
If you are interested in reviewing the curriculum materials, please call (850) 983-5150 to schedule an appointment.