Charleston County School Board votes on sex ed curriculum

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCBD) — Students may soon see changes in the way they learn about sex in Charleston County Schools.

The Charleston County School Board voted 9-0 to approve an upgraded version of its current middle school sex education curriculum.

Students will use the 5th Edition of “Making a Difference!” but Council voted to exclude Appendix A from the curriculum.

According to the CCSD meeting summary, Appendix A includes information about AIDS, HIV, STD’s, and pregnancy prevention, including birth control methods.

Charleston County School Board Member Tom Ducker also disagreed with a portion of the appendix that included role-play activities.

“While I reluctantly voted to adopt the 5th edition to the curriculum, I do not believe the Appendix that included games and role playing essential or appropriate activities for middle schoolers,” said Ducker in a statement.

For information about “Making a Difference!” visit its website.

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