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.